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The Origin
The Origin
Author: Irving Stone
Darwin, the discoverer, did not mean to rock the world. He meant only to know the truth. But before he was done, Charles Darwin would shake the faith of centuries...would be reviled as a fiend, denounced as a madman - and finally hailed as a genius. His long-time love affair and marriage to his cousin Emma Wedgewood Darwin, is one of the most de...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451117618
ISBN-10: 0451117611
Publication Date: 9/2/1982
Pages: 774
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Worth reading for the insight to how and why Darwin produced the Theory of Evolution, which is still very misunderstood. Also a good overview of his contemporary giants of science: Hooker, Lyell, Huxley etc. But it is much too wordy and in-depth to the point of silliness at times. Be prepared to skip over many passages.
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The life and times of Charles Darwin is told in a novel full of suspense, adventure, and romance.
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