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Charles Darwin: A Life from Beginning to End

Narrated by: William Irvine
Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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Charles Darwin thought he would be a clergyman after an uneventful childhood, where he hated school but loved the natural world. All that would change when he was allowed to be a part of a worldwide expedition to faraway lands. He was able to collect specimens and keep notes on all he experienced.

Inside you will hear about....

  • "Early Life and Education"
  • "Round the World Aboard the Beagle"
  • "Darwin's Evolutionary Theory"
  • "Life Leading Up to Marriage"
  • "Evolutionary Research"
  • "The Theory of Natural Selection"
  • "Darwin's Post-Publication Life"
  • And much more!

This audiobook takes a closer look at who Charles Darwin was, how he lived his everyday life and how influential he became; not just in his own day but into the modern world as well. Find out what interested his incredible mind and how Darwin presented his theories to a yet unsuspecting world. From beetles to butterflies, coral reefs and tropical islands, from apes to humans, learn how Charles Darwin's evidence speaks even to the world today.

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Good but caricature of pre-Darwinian thought

I only give this 3 stars due to certain phrases where the author says or implies a certain modern triumphalist development of science into the 20th century. This can too easily give the reader the impression that there was no such thing as science before Darwin and that the Medieval view was based on theological superstition. Such is hardly the case. Read Albertus Magnus, Roger Bacon, or even Avicenna. There was extensive biological thought prior to Darwin that didn’t import a God of the gaps.