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Mr. Darwin's Shooter - McDonald, Roger
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Mr. Darwin's Shooter - Paperback

2009, ISBN: 9780140288599

ID: 518757110

Bridge-Logos Foundation, 2009-09-01. Paperback. Very Good. Nice looking book, has minor edge wear., Bridge-Logos Foundation, 2009-09-01, Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A.: Harry N Abrams Inc. New with no dust jacket. 2001. Softcover. In 1859 the British naturalist Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, describing the concept of natural selection. According to this revolutionary theory, plant and animal species are not fixed, but evolve, adapting to changing environments and to the pressures of competition. This celebrated book laid the foundation for modern evolutionary theory and sparked an impassioned debate on the origins of humankind that pitted secular science against traditional religious dogma. He altered the science of biology and changed forever the way we understand ourselves and our place in the world. Part biography, part history of science, part social documentary, this book takes readers along on Darwin's fantastic voyage of discovery. Included is part of the Scopes Monkey Trial, where a fourteen-year-old student testified. His testimony is included. This is a beautifully-published book; although small it is heavy due to the heavy glossy paper used. The color photographs are beautiful, and many diagrams, black & white photographs, and drawings are included. His "Child's Story" is also at the end of the book. A wonderful book for learning about Evolution. 159 pages including Documents, Further Reading, a list of illustrations and an index. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ., Harry N Abrams Inc, 2001, Penguin USA, 2000 A photo of this book is available. Fine condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 384 pages. Synopsis From one of Australia’s most acclaimed authors, a dazzling and deeply imagined exploration of ambition, natural marvels, and scientific discovery, and one of history’s most significant crises of faith. As a boy of thirteen, Syms Covington leaves his home in Bedford and goes to sea, passing into manhood as he sails the world, surveying Patagonia, and losing his virginity in the Pampas. Aboard the HMS Beagle, he enters the service of Charles Darwin as an energetic and precocious fifteen-year-old, and in the course of their voyages together he shoots and collects hundreds of specimens for his gent, specimens that become fundamental to the formulation of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Now a crusty, eccentric, near-deaf old man, Covington has settled in Australia and is awaiting the arrival of the first copy of On the Origin of Species. Beset by guilt over participating in a work that will shake the human worldview to its foundations, he nonetheless wonders what part of himself might be reflected in Darwin’s oeuvre. Mr. Darwin’s Shooter captures its time with rare and dazzling skill, evoking an unforgettable but forgotten man at a watershed moment in history. Gabriella Stern Mr. McDonald has given this marginal historical figure a life, and what a life it is. -- The Wall Street Journal. Trade Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Penguin USA, 2000

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The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001 contents; Origin of stories (Brian Boyd) Eighteenth century print culture and the truth of fictional narrative (Lisa Zunshine) Narrative theory and function; why evolution matters (Michelle Scalise Sugiyama) Hans Christian Andersens fish out of water (Nancy Easterlin) Homers Human animal,Ritual combat in the Iliad (Jonathan Gottschall) The ecology of Victorian fiction ( oseph Carroll) The epistemology of cognitive literary studies (F Elizabeth Hart) Aesthetic incunabula (Ellen Dissanayake) excellent clean copy. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall., The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001, Penguin USA, 2000 A photo of this book is available. Fine condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 384 pages. Synopsis From one of Australia’s most acclaimed authors, a dazzling and deeply imagined exploration of ambition, natural marvels, and scientific discovery, and one of history’s most significant crises of faith. As a boy of thirteen, Syms Covington leaves his home in Bedford and goes to sea, passing into manhood as he sails the world, surveying Patagonia, and losing his virginity in the Pampas. Aboard the HMS Beagle, he enters the service of Charles Darwin as an energetic and precocious fifteen-year-old, and in the course of their voyages together he shoots and collects hundreds of specimens for his gent, specimens that become fundamental to the formulation of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Now a crusty, eccentric, near-deaf old man, Covington has settled in Australia and is awaiting the arrival of the first copy of On the Origin of Species. Beset by guilt over participating in a work that will shake the human worldview to its foundations, he nonetheless wonders what part of himself might be reflected in Darwin’s oeuvre. Mr. Darwin’s Shooter captures its time with rare and dazzling skill, evoking an unforgettable but forgotten man at a watershed moment in history. Gabriella Stern Mr. McDonald has given this marginal historical figure a life, and what a life it is. -- The Wall Street Journal. Trade Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Penguin USA, 2000

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2000, ISBN: 9780140288599

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Cliff Street Books, 2000-02. Paperback. Good., Cliff Street Books, 2000-02, Lee's Summit, MO: Unity School of Christianity, 1959. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Oversized. Bright gold-stamped brown leatherette spine w/ brown cloth. No dust jacket issued. No names, clean text. With lightly worn brown paper slipcase. With many color photos & some in b/w. Printed double-column. Texts: Charles Fillmore, Van Scoten, Eleanor Hunter, Louise Bolton, et al. 2000 PB shelf., Unity School of Christianity, 1959, Penguin USA, 2000 A photo of this book is available. Fine condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 384 pages. Synopsis From one of Australia’s most acclaimed authors, a dazzling and deeply imagined exploration of ambition, natural marvels, and scientific discovery, and one of history’s most significant crises of faith. As a boy of thirteen, Syms Covington leaves his home in Bedford and goes to sea, passing into manhood as he sails the world, surveying Patagonia, and losing his virginity in the Pampas. Aboard the HMS Beagle, he enters the service of Charles Darwin as an energetic and precocious fifteen-year-old, and in the course of their voyages together he shoots and collects hundreds of specimens for his gent, specimens that become fundamental to the formulation of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Now a crusty, eccentric, near-deaf old man, Covington has settled in Australia and is awaiting the arrival of the first copy of On the Origin of Species. Beset by guilt over participating in a work that will shake the human worldview to its foundations, he nonetheless wonders what part of himself might be reflected in Darwin’s oeuvre. Mr. Darwin’s Shooter captures its time with rare and dazzling skill, evoking an unforgettable but forgotten man at a watershed moment in history. Gabriella Stern Mr. McDonald has given this marginal historical figure a life, and what a life it is. -- The Wall Street Journal. Trade Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Penguin USA, 2000

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[EAN: 9780140288599], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: Penguin USA], FICTION MR. DARWIN'S SHOOTER ROGER MCDONALD CHARLES SYMS COVINGTON VOYAGE BEAGLE NATURAL SELECTION, Fiction|Action & Adventure|General, Fiction|General, A photo of this book is available. Fine condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 384 pages. Synopsis From one of Australia¿s most acclaimed authors, a dazzling and deeply imagined exploration of ambition, natural marvels, and scientific discovery, and one of history¿s most significant crises of faith. As a boy of thirteen, Syms Covington leaves his home in Bedford and goes to sea, passing into manhood as he sails the world, surveying Patagonia, and losing his virginity in the Pampas. Aboard the HMS Beagle, he enters the service of Charles Darwin as an energetic and precocious fifteen-year-old, and in the course of their voyages together he shoots and collects hundreds of specimens for his gent, specimens that become fundamental to the formulation of Darwin¿s theory of evolution. Now a crusty, eccentric, near-deaf old man, Covington has settled in Australia and is awaiting the arrival of the first copy of On the Origin of Species. Beset by guilt over participating in a work that will shake the human worldview to its foundations, he nonetheless wonders what part of himself might be reflected in Darwin¿s oeuvre. Mr. Darwin¿s Shooter captures its time with rare and dazzling skill, evoking an unforgettable but forgotten man at a watershed moment in history. Gabriella Stern Mr. McDonald has given this marginal historical figure a life, and what a life it is. -- The Wall Street Journal

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Penguin Books Ltd, 2000. Book has a strong curve in the pages. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy., Penguin Books Ltd, 2000

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780140288599
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0140288597
Hardcover
Paperback
Publishing year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin USA

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ISBN/EAN: 0140288597

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