Ernst Peter Fischer: The Little Book of Darwin. Pantheon Verlag (Paperback, Science & Medicine)

The Little Book of Darwin

Everything you need to know about evolution

Original Title: Der kleine Darwin

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 208 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-55087-8
€ 12.00 [D] | € 12.40 [A] | CHF 17.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Pantheon

Date of publication: January 2, 2009
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Ernst Peter  Fischer - The Little Book of Darwin


Science journalist and best-selling author Ernst Peter Fischer has written a brief introduction to the world of Charles Darwin. "The Little Book of Darwin" tells us about the life of arguably the most important scientist of modern times. It explains the key terms of the theory of evolution and shows how Darwin's influential ideas changed the way the human race sees itself.

What was Darwin looking for on the Galapagos Isles? Why did he wait so long before publishing his theory of evolution? And why have Darwin's ideas been so provocative right up to the present day? Ernst Peter Fischer takes us on an entertaining journey through Darwin's life, thoughts and work. He describes how Darwin wrote his epoch-making book on the "Origin of the Species", why the theory of evolution was so revolutionary and how extremely influential Darwin's ideas still are today.

The book is short and to the point and yet summarises everything you need to know about evolution: which of Darwin's ideas are still valid today, how they have further developed in the face of modern genetics, and which questions are still open to debate. This book is as instructive as it is entertaining, a compendium of the theory of evolution and a must-read for everybody wanting to join in discussion during the Darwin Year.


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