Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries

By Eldredge, Niles & Pearson, Susan

Publishers Summary:
AN INTREPID VOYAGE. A GROUNDBREAKING THEORY. The life and work of oneof the world’s most influential scientists.Young readers of this altogether fascinating biography follow Charles Darwin not only on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle but also through the thinking that led him to his world-changing theory and most famous work, The Origin of th e Species. Complete with historical photographs and documented passages straight from Darwin’s personal diary, this engaging book ensures that a new generation of young readers will get to know one of the scientists who shaped our understanding of the world.

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ISBN
978-1-59643-374-8
Publisher
Flash Point


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2010

Gr 5-9 While the title suggests a focus solely on Darwin's theory of evolution, this book covers both his personal and scientific life admirably. Readers learn of his childhood predilections, not just for collecting curiosities of nature, but also for hunting. The authors describe each stage of the "Beagle"'s voyage and the changes in Darwin's thinking brought about by his various observations and discoveries. They address his life after the return...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

This account foregrounds the scientist's personal history, covering his early, comfortable life as a curious child and as a college student interes...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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