Just Read – Darwin for Beginners

A good book on Darwin, his life, his theories and their explanations.  Also comparison with creationism as per the Bible, Lamarck’s theory, Mendel etc all in the form of cartoons for easy understanding.  Its good for kids who like to be introduced to Darwin’s theory on the Origin of Species.

Its a small book and a breezy read.  I finished the 170 odd pages in 2 days flat.

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This book by Jonathan Miller introduces us to that odd revolutionary, Charles Darwin — a remarkably timid man who spent most of his life in seclusion; a semi-invalid riddled with doubts, fearing the controversy his theories might unleash; yet also the man who finally undermined belief in God’s creation. Along the way we meet a fascinating cast of characters: Darwin’s scientific predecessors, his contemporaries (including Alfred Russell Wallace, whose anticipation of natural selection forced Darwin to publish), his opponents, and his successors whose work in modern genetics provided necessary modifications to Darwin’s own work.

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Darwin for Beginners by Jonathan Miller

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