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The Big Idea: Darwin and Evolution

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By: Paul Strathern

96 pages, no illustrations

Arrow Books

Paperback | Sep 2009 | #82036 | ISBN-13: 9780099238225
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NHBS Price: £4.99 $6/€6 approx

About this book

Inexpensive introduction which lays down the basics of evolutionary theory for the beginner.

In the latest of Arrow's The Big Idea series, Darwin and Evolution, Paul Strathern demonstrates the scale of Darwin's outstanding insight in this witty and intensely readable biography. With an unashamedly 20th-century perspective, Strathern shows that Darwin, though flawed, was genius enough to overturn the preconceptions of Victorian society. Get out there and buy the rest. The New Scientist


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Biography

Paul Strathern was born in London and studied philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin. He was a lecturer at Kingston University where he taught philosophy and mathematics. He is a Somerset Maugham prize-winning novelist of A Season in Abyssinia, as well as four other novels. He is also the author of the Philosophers in 90 Minutes series.He wrote Mendeleyev's Dream which was shortlisted for the Aventis Science Book Prize, Dr. Strangelove's Game: A History of Economic Genius, The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance, Napoleon in Egypt and most recently, The Artist, The Philosopher and The Warrior, which details the convergence of three of Renaissance Italy's most brilliant minds: Leonardo Da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli and Cesare Borgia. He lives in London and has three grandchildren.

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