Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker download free [PDF and Ebook] by A. N. Wilson

Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker download free [PDF and Ebook] by A. N. Wilson year 2017
  • Book name: Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker
  • Author: A. N. Wilson
  • Release date: 2017/11/30
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9781444794885
  • Rating: 7.77 of 10
  • Votes: 170
  • Review by: Alec Warden
  • Review rating: 8.47 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/2
  • Total pages: 448
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Hugely enjoyable' - Spectator'A lucid, elegantly written and thought-provoking social and intellectual history' - Evening Standard'As a historian trying to put Darwin in the context of his time, there is surely no better biographer than Wilson' - The Times'A work of scholarship that is hard to put down' - Deborah CadburyCharles Darwin: the man who discovered evolution? The man who killed off God? Or a flawed man of his age, part genius, part ruthless careerist who would not acknowledge his debts to other thinkers?In this bold new life - the first single volume biography in twenty-five years - A. N. Wilson, the acclaimed author of The Victorians and God's Funeral, goes in search of the celebrated but contradictory figure Charles Darwin.Darwin was described by his friend and champion, Thomas Huxley, as a 'symbol'. But what did he symbolize? In Wilson's portrait, both sympathetic and critical, Darwin was two men. On the one hand, he was a naturalist of genius, a patient and precise collector and curator who greatly expanded the possibilities of taxonomy and geology. On the other hand, Darwin, a seemingly diffident man who appeared gentle and even lazy, hid a burning ambition to be a universal genius. He longed to have a theory which explained everything.But was Darwin's 1859 master work, On the Origin of Species, really what it seemed, a work about natural history? Or was it in fact a consolation myth for the Victorian middle classes, reassuring them that the selfishness and indifference to the poor were part of nature's grand plan? Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker is a radical reappraisal of one of the great Victorians, a book which isn't afraid to challenge the Darwinian orthodoxy while bringing us closer to the man, his revolutionary idea and the wider Victorian age.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H39M27S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Evolution, Biography: Science, Technology & Engineering
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 29.32 USD
  • Dimensions: 158x241x39mm
  • Weight: 756g
  • Printed by: John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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