Darwin, and His Flowers

Darwin, and His Flowers

The Key to Natural Selection

Book - 1977
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"In Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, which burst like a bomb on Victorian Britain, he asked: Was the world really created in six days - or did it take millions of years?'. He suggested that organic beings had in that time gone through a struggle for existence - and survived, or failed to adapt and become extinct. What has never been pointed out about Darwin and the Origin, the most important biological book every written, is that it was through his studies of flowers that he put his Natural Selection Theory to the test. ... From Darwin's own accounts of his work with plants (he wrote seven major books about them); from the mass of unpublished letters exchanged with such giants of science and close personal Sir Joseph Hooker, Sir Charles Lyell, and Asa Gray in America. Mea Allan gives us a ...human picture of the man who 'could not tell a daisy from a dandelion' but who ended up by teaching the botanists..."--Book jacket."In Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, which burst like a bomb on Victorian Britain, he asked: Was the world really created in six days - or did it take millions of years?'. He suggested that organic beings had in that time gone through a struggle for existence - and survived, or failed to adapt and become extinct. What has never been pointed out about Darwin and the Origin, the most important biological book every written, is that it was through his studies of flowers that he put his Natural Selection Theory to the test. ... From Darwin's own accounts of his work with plants (he wrote seven major books about them); from the mass of unpublished letters exchanged with such giants of science and close personal Sir Joseph Hooker, Sir Charles Lyell, and Asa Gray in America. Mea Allan gives us a ...human picture of the man who 'could not tell a daisy from a dandelion' but who ended up by teaching the botanists..."--Book jacket.
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 1977
ISBN: 9780571107834
0571107834
Branch Call Number: 575.0162/ALL BRMA
575.0162/ALL

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