Darwin's Mentor : John Stevens Henslow, 1796-1861 (Hardcover)

Author: Walters, S. M.

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A biography of the man best known for his formative influence on Charles Darwin; John Stevens Henslow.


Publisher Cambridge University Press
Mfg Part# 9780521591461
SKU 31890742
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521591465
Release Date 9/13/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.25H x 7.5L x 1T
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Editors Note John Stevens Henslow is known for his formative influence on Charles Darwin, who described their meeting as the one circumstance "which influenced my career more than any other." A Professor of Botany at Cambridge University, Henslow was Darwin's teacher and eventual life-long friend, but what of the man himself? In this new biography, much previously unpublished material has been carefully gathered to produce a rounded picture of a remarkable academic and Victorian philanthropist. The time in 1829-31, when Darwin "walked with Henslow" in and around Cambridge, was followed directly by Darwin's voyage around the world. The gradually changing relationship between teacher and pupil over the course of time is revealed through their correspondence, illuminating a remarkable friendship that persisted, in spite of Darwin's eventual atheism and Henslow's never-failing liberal Christian belief, to the end of Henslow's life.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0368
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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