Back Roads Australia

Back Roads Australia

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781409347729

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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DK Eyewitness Back Roads Australia driving holiday guide will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Unearth the real soul of this magical region with all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours. Twenty-five themed drives, each lasting one to seven days, reveal breathtaking views, hidden gems and authentic local experiences that can only be discovered by road. Each tour is bursting with insider knowledge and loaded with ideas for varied activities from walks to days on the beach and children's attractions, to wine and cycling trips. Meanwhile, the most friendly, best-value hotels and guesthouses and charming restaurants specialising in regional produce have been selected by expert authors. The guide is full-colour throughout. Discover the unexpected on your driving holiday with DK Eyewitness Back Roads Australia. Now available in PDF format.

Darwin’S Racism

Darwin’S Racism

Author: Leon Zitzer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491791271

Category: History

Page: 806

View: 132

Throughout the 19th century in the British Empire, parallel developments in science and the law were squeezing Aborigines everywhere into nonexistence. Charles Darwin took part in this. Again and again, he expressed his approval of the extermination of the native lower races. The more interesting part of the story is that there were plenty of voices, albeit a minority and mostly forgotten now, who objected on humanitarian grounds (and sometimes scientific grounds as well). Europeans, they said, were becoming polished savages and dehumanizing the Other. Darwin was very aware of this criticism and cared not one whit. As he said in a letter to Charles Lyell, I care not much whether we are looked at as mere savages in a remotely distant future. But he well knew it was not a remote future. He had read several writers who accused Europeans of being the real savages. For a brief moment in his youth in his Diary, he himself dabbled in such criticism, even though he already believed in the inferiority of indigenous peoples. That belief grew firmer as he matured. Darwin did not dispute humanitarians so much as he ignored them. Its a sad story. But oh those humanitarians, how they inspire.

Darwin In Malibu

Darwin In Malibu

Author: Crispin Whittell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408149829

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 527

A brand new comedy about science and ethics by "a new young dramatist of exceptional wit and promise for the future" - Daily Telegraph "No, really, who needs evolution when you have plastic surgery?" Malibu, California. The present. Charles Darwin has wound up in a beach house overlooking the Pacific with a girl young enough to be his daughter. One hundred and forty-five years have passed since the publication of The Origin of Species, and over a hundred and twenty years since Darwin's own death. But his peace is rudely disturbed when his old friend Thomas Huxley washes up on the beach, closely followed by the Bishop of Oxford. Darwin suddenly finds himself entangled in a sparkling comedy of life and death, love and loss, and the sex lives of hermaphroditic barnacles. Darwin in Malibu premiered at Birmingham Repertory Theatre where it was nominated for the TMA Award for Best New Play. "Fiercely intelligent...an exceptionally spry play, with big ideas and a big heart. You should see it - not just because it's there, but because we are here. Along with the barnacles and stars." Guardian

A Brief Guide to Charles Darwin

A Brief Guide to Charles Darwin

Author: Cyril Aydon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472107534

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 623

Charles Darwin has become one of the most important men in history. The quiet, unsure polymath who avoided confrontation, ensconced in his family home at Down House in Kent, was also a revolutionary who developed his idea of Natural Selection in isolation. Cyril Aydon's short biography is considered one of the best introductions to the life and ideas of Darwin. With Darwin's legacy still in contention and the forthcoming anniversary of the publication of The Origins Species, Aydon's book is a perfect guide to the ideas as well as the man who was recently voted one of the greatest Britons of all time, and certainly one of the most influential thinkers ever.

Darwin's Origin of Species

Darwin's Origin of Species

Author: Janet Browne

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857897145

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 158

No book has changed our understanding of ourselves more than Darwin's Origin of Species. It caused a sensation on its first day of publication in 1859 and went on to become an international bestseller. The idea that living things gradually evolve through natural selection profoundly shocked its Victorian readers, calling into question what had been for many the unshakeable belief that there was a Creator. In this book, Janet Browne, Charles Darwin's foremost biographer, shows why Darwin's Origin of Species can fairly claim to be the greatest science book ever published. She describes the genesis of Darwin's theories, explains how they were initially received and examines why they remain so contentious today. Her book is a marvellously readable account of the work that altered forever our knowledge of what it is to be human.

Darwin in Galápagos

Darwin in Galápagos

Author: K. Thalia Grant

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691142104

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 948

Recreates the scientist's historic visit to the Galapagos Islands using his original notebooks and logs, the latest findings by scholars and researchers, and the authors' first-hand knowledge of the archipelago.

Darwin's Armada

Darwin's Armada

Author: Iain McCalman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847377180

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 213

Darwin's Armadatells the stories of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Joseph Hooker and Alfred Wallace, four young amateur naturalists from Britain who voyaged to the southern hemisphere during the first half of the nineteenth century in search of adventure and scientific fame. It charts their thrilling voyages to the strange and beautiful lands of the southern hemisphere that reshaped the young mariners' scientific ideas and led them, on returning to Britain, to befriend fellow voyager Charles Darwin. All three crucially influenced the publication and reception of his Origin of Speciesin 1859, one of the formative texts of the modern world. For the first time the Darwinian revolution of ideas is seen as a genuinely collective enterprise and one that had its birth in a series of gripping and human travel adventures. Many of the most urgent ecological and social issues of our times are seen to be prefigured in this compelling story of intellectual discovery.

Darwin's Race

Darwin's Race

Author: Brian Ullmann

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 9781605423159

Category: Fiction

Page: 522

View: 430

Twelve contestants compete in the most ambitious adventure race ever attempted--to advance into the deepest unexplored gorge on Earth. As they plunge deeper into the gorge, death follows, and the racers realize that the mist-shrouded gorge is not as uninhabited as believed. Original.

Darwin's Lost World

Darwin's Lost World

Author: Martin Brasier

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191567735

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 903

Darwin made a powerful argument for evolution in the Origin of Species, based on all the evidence available to him. But a few things puzzled him. One was how inheritance works - he did not know about genes. This book concerns another of Darwin's Dilemmas, and the efforts of modern palaeontologists to solve it. What puzzled Darwin is that the most very ancient rocks, before the Cambrian, seemed to be barren, when he would expect them to be teeming with life. Darwin speculated that this was probably because the fossils had not been found yet. Decades of work by modern palaeontologists have indeed brought us amazing fossils from far beyond the Cambrian, from the depths of the Precambrian, so life was certainly around. Yet the fossils are enigmatic, and something does seem to happen around the Cambrian to speed up evolution drastically and produce many of the early forms of animals we know today. In this book, Martin Brasier, a leading palaeontologist working on early life, takes us into the deep, dark ages of the Precambrian to explore Darwin's Lost World. Decoding the evidence in these ancient rocks, piecing together the puzzle of what happened over 540 million years ago to drive what is known as the Cambrian Explosion, is very difficult. The world was vastly different then from the one we know now, and we are in terrain with few familiar landmarks. Brasier is a master storyteller, and combines the account of what we now know of the strange creatures of these ancient times with engaging and amusing anecdotes from his expeditions to Siberia, Outer Mongolia, Barbuda, and other places, giving a vivid impression of the people, places, and challenges involved in such work. He ends by presenting his own take on the Cambrian Explosion, based on the picture emerging from this very active field of research. A vital clue involves worms - burrowing worms are one of the key signs of the start of the Cambrian. This is fitting: Darwin was inordinately fond of worms.

Darwin's Nightmare

Darwin's Nightmare

Author: Mike Knowles

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781554903344

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

View: 598

Hard-hitting crime fiction from the author of Tin Men: “Fans of Charlie Huston and Chuck Palahniuk will probably enjoy Darwin’s Nightmare” (Sacramento Book Review). Wilson spent his entire life under the radar. Few people knew who he was or how to find him. Only two people even knew what he really did—working jobs for one very bad man, illegal jobs no one could ever know about. Wilson was invisible—until the day he crossed the line and risked everything to save the last connection to humanity he had, earning the hatred of a vengeful mob boss, a man who claimed he was Charles Darwin’s worst nightmare. Moving even deeper into the underworld of Hamilton, Ontario, he became a ghost in the city—until one day he took on what seemed like a simple job. Steal a bag from the airport and hand it off. No one said what was in the bag, and no one mentioned who the real owners were or what they would do to get it back. But the bag would set into motion a violent chain of events from which no one will escape untouched . . . “A very good series.” —Booklist “Merciless but honest about being monstrous, Wilson is worthy to stand next to Loren Estleman’s Peter Macklin and Donald Westlake’s Parker.” —Publishers Weekly

CEO's Hidden Marriage

CEO's Hidden Marriage

Author: M.Cloud

Publisher: SuperNovel(HK)Co.,Limited

ISBN: PKEY:6610000357659

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 949

After married to Darwin for three years, Nicole had just seen her husband for only a few times. Just as she was about to give up, Darwin suddenly came back and said that he wanted to live with her! "Mr... Mr. Hayden , do you need me to prepare a guest room for you?" "What? In your eyes, I'm just a guest?" Darwin gnashed his teeth. However, it was him who treated her as a guest all time in the past years... The first night after Darwin came back, they slept together. Darwin became Nicole’s new boss, and Nicole was Darwin’s secretary but he didn’t allow Nicole to tell anyone about their relationship. Nicole was obedient and pliant, everything seemed so peaceful as well, but suddenly Darwin’s ex Analia showed up ... Will Analia’s appearance interrupt their peaceful lives? Will Darwin go back to Analia and leave Nicole again? And will their secret relationship be exposed? Please read this contemporary billionaire romance to find out.

Darwin's Psychology

Darwin's Psychology

Author: Ben Bradley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191017896

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 834

Darwin has long been hailed as forefather to behavioural science, especially nowadays, with the growing popularity of evolutionary psychologies. Yet, until now, his contribution to the field of psychology has been somwhat understated. This is the first book ever to examine the riches of what Darwin himself wrote about psychological matters. It unearths a Darwin new to science, whose first concern is the agency of organisms-from which he derives both his psychology, and his theory of evolution. A deep reading of Darwin's writings on climbing plants and babies, blushing and bower-birds, worms and facial movements, shows that, for Darwin, evolution does not explain everything about human action. Group-life and culture are also keys, whether we discuss the dynamics of conscience or the dramas of desire. Thus his treatment of facial actions sets out from the anatomy and physiology of human facial movements, and shows how these are recognized by others. A discussion of blushing extends his theory to the way reading others' expressions rebounds on ourselves-I care about how I think you read me. This dynamic proves central to how Darwin understands sexual desire, the production of conscience and of social standards through group dynamics, and the role of culture in human agency. Presenting a new Darwin to science, and showing how widely Darwin's understanding of evolution and agency has been misunderstood and misrepresented in the biology and the social sciences, this important new book shows a new way forward for those who want to base psychology on the foundation of evolutionary biology