All his life, Charles Darwin hated controversy. Yet he takes his place among the Giants of Science for what remains an immensely controversial subject: the theory of evolution.
Darwin began piecing together his explanation for how all living things change or adapt during his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle. But it took him twenty years to go public, for fear of the backlash his theory would cause.
Once again, Kathleen Krull delivers a witty and astute picture of one of history’s greatest scientists.
About the Author
Kathleen Krull’s Giants of Science books are recognized as a unique series where biography, social history, and scientific discoveries blend together into compelling, readable books for older children. The five previous titlesLeonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Sigmund Freud, Marie Curie, and Albert Einsteinhave all won rave reviews and slots on annual Best Books round-ups. Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, California. Visit her at KathleenKrull.com.
Tavia Gilbert is an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry. Named the 2018 Voice of Choice by Booklist magazine, she is also winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has earned numerous Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. Audible.com has named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir. In addition to voice acting, she is an accomplished producer, singer, and theater actor. She is also a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral.
What People are Saying About This
An excellent resource for contemporary classroom discussions.” —Booklist, starred review
“Krull does a fabulous job of making Darwin real, from boyhood to adulthood. The information is obviously well researched and it is presented in a reader-friendly manner…This is a fine addition to the series.” —School Library Journal
"Krull's lively writing fleshes out [his life and accomplishments]...Kulikov's occasional art brings humor and drama to this brisk account." —Horn Book