Deborah Heiligman's new biography of Charles Darwin is a thought-provoking account of the man behind evolutionary theory: how his personal life affected his work and vice versa. The end result is an engaging exploration of history, science, and religion for young readers.
Charles and Emma is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.
A thought-provoking biography of the man behind evolutionary theory.
Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. One hundred and fifty years later, the theory of evolution continues to cause tension between scientific and religious communities. But did you know this debate raged within Darwin himself? Learn about the man behind the theory in an exploration of history, science, and religion.
About the Author
Deborah Heiligman is the author of the Printz Honor-winning book, "Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith." Having spent her entire career writing, "Charles and Emma" created the perfect challenge, melding research with her love of books. Learn more about Deborah at her website, www.deborahheiligman.com.