Charles Darwin: Power of Place v. 2: The Power at Place (Paperback)
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Short Description for Charles Darwin: Power of Place v. 2 This concluding volume of Charles Darwin's biography looks closely at the wider publishing world of Victorian England and the different audiences which responded to Darwin's ideas. It considers the Darwinian revolution from his point of view and what it was like to become a scientific celebrity.
- Published: 07 August 2003
- Format: Paperback 608 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780712668378 ISBN 10: 0712668373
- Sales rank: 140,262
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This concluding volume of Janet Browne's biography covers the transformation in Darwin's life after the first unexpected announcement of the theory of evolution by natural selection and the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859. Always a private man, Darwin found himself a controversial figure, reviewed and discussed in circles that stretched far beyond the boundaries of Victorian science. Janet Browne here examines the wider publishing world of Victorian England and the different audiences that responded to the ideas of one of the leading thinkers of the nineteenth century and considers the Darwinian revolution from Darwin's point of view.