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Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries

by Niles Eldredge and Susan Pearson

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AN INTREPID VOYAGE. A GROUNDBREAKING THEORY. The life and work of one
of the world’s most influential scientists.

Young readers of this altogether fascinating biography follow Charles Darwin not only on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle but also through the thinking that led him to his world-changing theory and most famous work, The Origin of th e Species. Complete with historical photographs and documented passages straight from Darwin’s personal diary, this engaging book ensures that a new generation of young readers will get to know one of the scientists who shaped our understanding of the world.
 
Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries
CHAPTER 1A NATURALIST Is BORNIN THE ENGLAND OF 1809, women's high-waisted dresses and men's ruffled shirts were the fashion, Londoners were just getting used to gas lamps lighting their streets, and canned food was being invented. The Industrial Revolution was under way. New factories and mills and ironworks were popping up around the country, and a spirit of scientific curiosity was in the air. Into this world, on February 12, Charles Robert Darwin was born.Charles's family was both wealthy and respected. His father, Robert Waring Darwin, was a medical
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“Engaging and insightful…Readers are left with a strong understanding of which scientists influenced Darwin in his own research and the process by which he arrived at a unique understanding through his own discoveries and observations." -- Kirkus

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • by Niles Eldredge and Susan Pearson

  • NILES ELDREDGE, a paleontologist who received his doctorate from Columbia University, has been on the curatorial staff of the American Museum of Natural History since 1969. His exhibition “Darwin” is currently traveling to various natural history museums throughout the world. Visit him at www.nileseldredge.com.
    SUSAN PEARSON is the author of more than thirty books for children. She is also a distinguished children’s book editor. She lives near Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit her at www.susanpearson.net.
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Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries

by Niles Eldredge and Susan Pearson

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
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