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Costa, James T.

Summary: "James T. Costa takes readers on a journey from Darwin's childhood through his voyage on the HMS Beagle where his ideas on evolution began. We then follow Darwin to Down House, his bustling home of forty years, where he kept porcupine quills at his desk to dissect barnacles, maintained a flock of sixteen pigeon breeds in the dovecote, and cultivated climbing plants in the study, and to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DARWIN, CHARLES COS

Browne, E. J. (E. Janet)

Summary: Darwin's foremost biographer, historian Janet Browne, delivers an accessible introduction to the book that permanently altered our understanding of what it is to be human. A sensation on its publication in 1859, The Origin of Species profoundly shocked Victorian readers by calling into question the belief in a Creator with its description of evolution through natural selection. And Darwin's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576.82 BRO

Cook, Diane.

Summary: A biography of the nineteenth-century English naturalist whose study trips, on which he documented the diversity of animal life, led him to develop theories about evolution and natural selection.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mason Crest Publishers 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DAR

Thermes, Jennifer

Summary: "This gorgeous picture book biography follows Charles Darwin's adventures in South America"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 508 THE

Stott, Rebecca.

Summary: Tells the story of the collective discovery of evolution, arguing that the idea emerged over many centuries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576.8 STO

Sís, Peter

Summary: Presents the life of the famous nineteenth-century naturalist using text from Darwin's writings and detailed drawings by Sis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Darwin

Darnton, John.

Summary: Darnton blends fact and fiction to explore the life and work of Charles Darwin.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance 2005

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Fuller, Randall

Summary: Traces the impact of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on a diverse group of writers, abolitionists, and social reformers, including Henry David Thoreau and Bronson Alcott, against a backdrop of growing tensions and transcendental idealism in 1860 America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576 FUL

Robinson, Andrew

Summary: The extraordinarily inventive Linus Pauling, twice winner of the Nobel Prize, was asked how he came to have so many good ideas. Pauling replied: "Well, I have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones." Where do ideas come from? And why do the best ideas sometimes strike in a flash of "sudden genius"? Andrew Robinson here offers a fascinating look at the genesis of creativity in science and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.35 ROB

Grant, K. Thalia.

Summary: The first book to recreate Darwin's historic visit to the islands, following in his footsteps day by day and island by island as he records all that he observes around him. Features color and black-and-white photographs and line drawings, as well as detailed maps of Darwin's island itinerary and informative box features on the archipelago's natural history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.8665 GRA

Stefoff, Rebecca

Summary: Examines the personality as well as the thought process which led this naturalist to his discoveries which have helped shape our understanding of the natural world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1996

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 DAR

Balliett, Blue

Summary: In small-town Michigan, twelve-year-old Zoomy and his new friend Lorrol investigate the journal found inside a mysterious box and find family secrets and a more valuable treasure, while a dangerous stranger watches and waits.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Balliett 2010

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BAL

Byrne, Eugene

Summary: Depicts the life and adventures of a young Charles Darwin in graphic novel form, following the intrepid scientist on an expedition to discover new specimens of beetles and describing the world of the 1800s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 576.82 BYR

Kricher, John C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.8665 KRI

Johnson, Paul

Summary: Johnson brings the gentleman-scientist and his times brilliantly into focus. From Darwin's birth into great fortune to his voyage aboard the Beagle, to the long-delayed publication of his masterpiece, Johnson delves into what made this Victorian gentleman into a visionary scientist--and into the tragic flaws that later led Darwin to support the burgeoning eugenics movement.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

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Lasky, Kathryn.

Summary: Describes the life and work of the renowned nineteenth-century biologist who transformed conventional Western thought with his theory of natural evolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DAR

Norman, Andrew

Summary: Looks at the life of Charles Darwin, and how the young man who liked to avoid controversy came to formulate one of the most controversial theories in history, with a focus on the years he spent developing his thinking on natural selection.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Distribution Services 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DARWIN, CHARLES NOR

Quammen, David

Summary: Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of "On the Origin of Species," in an account that offers insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlas Books/Norton 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576 QUA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 576.8 Quammen

Summary: This episode interweaves the drama in key moments of Darwin's life with documentary sequences of current research, linking past to present and introducing major concepts of evolutionary theory. It explores why Darwin's "dangerous idea" might matter even more today than it did in his own time, and reveals how science might be used to explain the past and predict the future of life on earth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2001

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DAR

Ashby, Ruth.

Summary: Tells of Charles Darwin's journey around the world and the what he encountered on the journey that led to his scientific breakthrough.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2009

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB DARWIN ASH

Wilson, A. N.

Summary: A radical reappraisal of Darwin argues that the evolution pioneer was less of an original scientific intellect than a ruthless self-promoter who did not give credit to the actual sages whose ideas he advanced in his history-shaping book.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 DAR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DARWIN, CHARLES WIL

Balliett, Blue

Summary: In small-town Michigan, twelve-year-old Zoomy and his new friend Lorrol investigate the journal found inside a mysterious box and find family secrets and a more valuable treasure, while a dangerous stranger watches and waits.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Audiobooks 2010

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1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD Fiction Balliett 2010

Gregory, Frederick 1942-

Summary: Introduces the remarkable story of Darwin's ideas, how scientists and religious leaders reacted to them, and the sea of change in human thought that resulted. Perhaps more than any other idea in science, Darwin's theory of natural selection shows how a strikingly original concept can break the bounds of its discipline to influence society at large -- in religion, politics, philosophy, and other...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2008

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3 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 576.8 GRE
Call number: CD 576.8 GRE PART 1
Call number: CD 576.8 GRE PART 2

McCalman, Iain.

Summary: Cultural historian Iain McCalman tells the stories of Charles Darwin and his most vocal supporters and colleagues: Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley, and Alfred Wallace. He steps back in time and recounts the lives and scientific discoveries of each of these explorers and reveals the untold story of how they campaigned passionately in the war of ideas over evolution and who lived on to extend and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576.82 MCC