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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist; and is, arguably, most famous for his Theory of Evolution. His theory was first published in 1859 in his book On the Origin of Species, which is available below.

English Heritage has a wide range of books about Darwin, Evolution and his former residence, Down House.

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The Origin Of Species - Macmillan Collector's Library
On the Origin of Species outlines Charles Darwin's world-changing theory that life on Earth had not been brought into being by a creator, but had arisen from a single common ancestor and had evolv...


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Darwin's Notebook
Darwin’s Notebook is a biography with a difference. It provides a full and detailed account of Charles Darwin’s life and discoveries, but is written, designed and illustrated to look like ...


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Evolution Revolution
The story behind Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution from the fun and fabulous Robert Winston. Join Robert Winston for an amazing look at the story of evolutionary science and the way Charles Dar...


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This biography of Charles Darwin attempts to capture the private unknown life of the real man - the gambling and gluttony at Cambridge, his gruelling trip round the globe, his intimate family life, wo...


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What Mr Darwin Saw
In 1831, at only 22 years old, Darwin was offered the position of Naturalist on HMS Beagle's world voyage. He was set to become a clergyman but returns after five years at sea an inspired geniu...


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The Blind Watchmaker
Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific disc...


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The Origin of Species (Everyman's Library classics)
When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory o...


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Darwin: A Life In Poems
An intimate and highly original interpretation of the life and work of Charles Darwin, by his great great grand-daughter, acclaimed poet, Ruth Padel. Charles Darwin lost his mother at the age of ei...


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Darwin's Universe
This alphabetically arranged reference, an immensely entertaining browser's delight, offers a dazzling overview of the life and thought of Charles Darwin and his incredibly wide sphere of influenc...


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From So Simple a Beginning
Never before have the four great works of Charles Darwin - Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle (1845), The Origin of Species (1859), The Descent of Man (1871), and The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animal...


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The Origin of Species by Natural Selection
With his revolutionary work The Origin of Species Charles Darwin overthrew contemporary beliefs about Divine Providence and the beginnings of life on earth. Written for the general public of the 18...


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