Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Autobiography of Charles Darwin

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Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 146
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129100592


This volume contains the life and experiences of the man, not only in his own words, but also in the words of his son, Sir Francis Darwin. It consists, in the form of appendices, the way Charles Darwin was viewed by his family and the influence he had on various other people.

The implications of his work continue to influence all fields of human endeavour till date.

CHARLES DARWIN (1809) natural historian and evolutionary theorist, was born and brought up in Shrewsbury. He initially started by studying medicine. However, he landed on board the H M S. Beagle to sail as a naturalist. When he returned to England (1830), he married and settled down to a quiet life of studying and writing.

He published an account of his travels, The Voyage of the Beagle, and other scientific books and articles on various subjects. His books, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859) and The Descent of Man (1871) caused uproar and made religious authorities denounce Darwin.

For this pioneering works, Darwin earned honours from academies and foreign governments, but nothing from the British Government except burial in Westminster Abbey, on 26 April 1882.

THINKER’S LIBRARY captures the works of great minds on a multitude of subjects. It puts together the works of prominent thinkers, belonging to varied fields of study and experience.


Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Appendices: By his son Francis Darwin

Reminiscences of My Father’s Everyday Life

The Religion of Charles Darwin