Mr Darwin's Incredible Shrinking World

Mr Darwin's Incredible Shrinking World

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Peter Macinnis
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication date: 2008
  • Publisher: Murdoch Books
  • Weight: 0.6 kg Note that the actual book cover may differ from the picture

In 1859 Charles Darwin's revolutionary The Origin of Species was first published but the book was as much a symptom of change as a cause. In that year scientists peered through microscopes and discovered the workings of tiny organisms; technology made huge leaps and bounds as machines took on tasks with a speed and consistency never before seen; the concepts of time and distance were themselves challenged as telegraph cables, train lines and steamships criss-crossed the globe; and everything was illuminated as powerful telescopes looked to the heavens and gas lamps lit the streets. Mr Darwin's incredible shrinking world takes readers back to this amazing and innovative year.