Darwin's Island: The Galapagos In The Garden Of Entland by Steve Jones

Darwin's Island: The Galapagos In The Garden Of Entland

bySteve Jones

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The Origin of Species may be the most famous book in science but its stature tends to obscure much of Charles Darwin's other works. His visit to the Galapagos lasted just five weeks and on his return he never left Britain again. Darwin spent forty years working on the plants, animals and people of his native land and wrote over six million words on topics as different as dogs, insect-eating plants, orchids, earthworms, apes and human emotion. Together they laid the foundations of modern biology.

In this beautifully written, witty and illuminating book, Steve Jones explores the domestic Darwin, tracing the great naturalist's journey across Britain: a voyage not of the body, but of the mind.

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Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at University College London and the president of the Galton Institute. He delivered the BBC Reith Lectures in 1991, appears frequently on radio and television and is a regular columnist for the Daily Telegraph.
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Title:Darwin's Island: The Galapagos In The Garden Of EntlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 16, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0349121419

ISBN - 13:9780349121413

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** 'Wow, Goodness me! Fancy that! Well I never! This is what you will be saying at every other page of Steve Jones's brilliant, remarkable, profound and deeply unsettling book. Your reactions otherwise will be shock and awe: shock at how far down the road to hell humankind has pushed its handcart, and awe at the light way Jones wears his formidable learning. If there is one book to be read at this bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of his The Origin of Species, then this must be it-Andy Barclay IRISH TIMES