Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott
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Darwin and the Barnacle
By Rebecca Stott

Darwin and the Barnacle

The Story of One Tiny Creature and History's Most Spectacular Scientific Breakthrough

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Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott

Book Description

A scientific detective story that illuminates the remarkable saga of Darwin's greatest achievement. Pairing Charles Darwin and a rare species of barnacle as her unlikely protagonists, Rebecca Stott has written an absorbing work of history that guides readers through the treacherous shoals of nineteenth-century biology. Beginning her scientific detective story in the 1820s, even before Darwin's Beagle voyage, Stott examines the mystery of why Darwin waited over two decades between formulating his pivotal theory of natural selection and publishing it. Lavishly illustrated, filled with riddles and concepts that challenge our notion of Victorian science, Darwin and the Barnacle is a thrilling account of how genius proceeds through indirection-and how one small item of curiosity contributed to history's most spectacular scientific breakthrough.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393325713
ISBN-10: 0393325717
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 28-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rebecca Stott

Rebecca Stott is a writer, academic, and radio broadcaster. She is an affiliated scholar in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University.

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