|aCharles Darwin |bthe concise story of an extraordinary man |cTim M. Berra.
|aBaltimore, Md. |bJohns Hopkins University Press|c2009.
|axi, 114 p.,  p. of plates |bill. (some col.), map |c21 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 103-110) and index.
|aAn admirable pedigree -- A privileged youth -- Exploration-- Discovery -- Maturity -- A proposal -- Life at down house -- Correspondence -- Daily routine -- Taxonomy and selection -- Alfred Russel Wallace and The Origin -- What Darwin said -- Darwin's bulldog -- A man of enlarged curiosity -- Darwin's death -- Epilogue.
|a"Two hundred years after Charles Darwin's birth (February 12, 1809), this thoroughly illustrated yet concise biography reveals the great scientist as husband, father, and friend." "Tim M. Berra, whose "Darwin: The Man" lectures are in high demand worldwide, tells the fascinating story of the person and the idea that changed everything. Berra discusses Darwin's revolutionary scientific work, its impact on modern-day biological science, and the influence of Darwin's evolutionary theoryon Western thought. But Berra digs deeper to reveal Darwinthe man by combining anecdotes with carefully selected illustrations and photographs." "This book includes 20 color plates and 60 black-and-white illustrations, along with an annotated list of Darwin's publications and a chronology of his life."--BOOK JACKET.