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Darwin : portrait of a genius, Paul Johnson

Label
Darwin : portrait of a genius
Title
Darwin
Title remainder
portrait of a genius
Statement of responsibility
Paul Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Darwin's revolutionary career is the perfect vehicle for historian Paul Johnson. Marked by the insightful observation, spectacular wit, and highly readable prose for which Johnson is so well regarded, Darwin brings the gentleman-scientist and his times brilliantly into focus. From Darwin's birth into great fortune to his voyage aboard the Beagle, to the long-delayed publication of his masterpiece, Johnson delves into what made this Victorian gentleman into a visionary scientist and into the tragic flaws that later led Darwin to support the burgeoning eugenics movement
Summary
Darwin{u2019}s revolutionary career is the perfect vehicle for historian Paul Johnson. Marked by the insightful observation, spectacular wit, and highly readable prose for which Johnson is so well regarded, Darwin brings the gentleman-scientist and his times brilliantly into focus. From Darwin{u2019}s birth into great fortune to his voyage aboard the Beagle, to the long-delayed publication of his masterpiece, Johnson delves into what made this Victorian gentleman into a visionary scientist{u2014}and intothe tragic flaws that later led Darwin to support the burgeoning eugenics movement
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10156154
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Paul
Dewey number
  • 576.8/2092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.D2
LC item number
J64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Naturalists
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
portrait of a genius
Label
Darwin : portrait of a genius, Paul Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A heritage of genius, and its shadow -- Education and self-education of a scientist -- The loss of God -- The making of a masterpiece -- Among the apes and angels -- How the great botanist missed an opportunity -- Evils of social Darwinism -- Triumph and reversal of natural selection
Control code
ocn779263437
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
164 p.
Isbn
9780670025718
Lccn
2012003433
System control number
(OCoLC)779263437
Label
Darwin : portrait of a genius, Paul Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A heritage of genius, and its shadow -- Education and self-education of a scientist -- The loss of God -- The making of a masterpiece -- Among the apes and angels -- How the great botanist missed an opportunity -- Evils of social Darwinism -- Triumph and reversal of natural selection
Control code
ocn779263437
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
164 p.
Isbn
9780670025718
Lccn
2012003433
System control number
(OCoLC)779263437

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