The "Autobiographies" of Charles Darwin provide a compelling glimpse into the mind of one of the world's intellectual giants. They begin with engaging memories of his childhood and youth and of his burgeoning scientific curiosity and love of the natural world, which led him to join the expedition on the "Beagle". Darwin follows this with a survey of his career and ends with a reckoning of his life's work. Interspersed with these recollections are fascinating portraits - from his devoted wife, Emma, and his talented father, both bullying and kind, to the leading figures of the Victorian scientific world he counted among his friends, including Lyell and Huxley. Honest and illuminating, these memoirs reveal a man who was isolated by his controversial beliefs, and whose towering achievements were attained by a lifelong passion for the discoveries of science.
In his introduction, Michael Neve discusses Darwin's views on family, heredity, science and education; his account of the Beagle journey; and his rejection of Christianity. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading and a biographical register of people depicted in the "Autobiographies".
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