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Darwin and the Barnacle

The Story of One Tiny Creature and History"s Most Spectacular Scientific Breakthrough

by Rebecca Stott

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages336
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Open LibraryOL7457623M
ISBN 100393325717
ISBN 109780393325713
OCLC/WorldCa55950963

DARWIN AND THE BARNACLE: The Story of One Tiny Creature and History's Most Spectacular Scientific Breakthrough Rebecca Stott, Author. Norton $ (p) ISBN   The Guardian - Back to home. Darwin's Ghosts by Rebecca Stott – review I confess that I had never heard of his book, Living Beings, but that is my deficiency. To Jahiz, every species was Author: Richard Fortey.

Pairing Charles Darwin and a rare species of barnacle as her unlikely protagonists, Stott has written an absorbing work of history that guides readers through the . Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between and , has long posed problems for historians. Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin’s species work. Yet when this study is viewed in the context of Darwin’s earlier interests, in particular his studies of marine invertebrates.

  Book Review: Darwin and the Barnacle. Several years ago I attended a discussion class reading On the Origin of Species, first edition. Like most biologists, I had never read the book (though thankfully more biologists have read it than the ICZN), and it was very enlightening to study the entire document as a group, chapter by chapter, and. A scientific detective story that illuminates the remarkable saga of Darwin's greatest achievement. Pairing Charles Darwin and a rare species of barnacle as her unlikely protagonists, Rebecca Stott has written an absorbing work of history that guides readers through the treacherous shoals of nineteenth-century biology.


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Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott Download PDF EPUB FB2

Stott's 'Darwin and the Barnacle,' however, is a fine exception, and a book of a wholly different order. She forgoes the typical formula (misunderstood scientific hero fights haughty, blinkered scientific establishment to prove out Cited by: After reading DARWIN'S GHOSTS by the same author, I went ahead and got DARWIN AND THE BARNACLE - and it was a good choice.

This book focuses on Darwin's years long study of barnacles, which gave him both recognition as a researcher, /5(32). Darwin's Study of the Cirripedia 1. Darwin's work on barnacles (Cirripedia), conducted between andDarwin and the Barnacle book long posed problems for historians.

Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin's species work. His gentle, yet passionate prose makes this a book to savor."—Neil Shubin, paleontologist and author of Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the Billion-Year History of the Human Body “ Charles Darwin's Barnacle and David Bowie's Spider is carefully researched, well-written, and contains a wealth of insightful comments.

Stott's 'Darwin and the Barnacle,' however, is a fine exception, and a book of a wholly different order. She forgoes the typical formula (misunderstood scientific hero fights haughty, blinkered scientific establishment to prove out his discovery that is destined to change the world)/5(21).

Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment. Darwin and barnacles. Darwin’s interest in Cirripedia, a class of marine arthropods, was first piqued by the discovery of an odd burrowing barnacle, which he later named “Mr.

Arthrobalanus," while he was aboard the HMS completing four Beagle-related publications, Darwin dissected, classified, and wrote about barnacles on a. Darwin named his barnacle 'Anthrobalanus' to indicate that it seemed strangely articulated–that is, it had joints.

This fell in line with a discovery that had been made less than twenty years prior, that the barnacles were actually crustaceans (like shrimp and crabs) and not mollusks (like clams). ‘Charles Darwin’s Barnacle and David Bowie’s Spider’ Review: The Smile of Linnaeus Taxonomic nomenclature is the soul of scientific wit.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxv, pages: illustrations ; 22 cm: Contents: 1 A Cross-section of the Acorn Barnacle: Darwin, C., Pl A Monograph of the Sub-Class Cirripedia, with figures of all the Species (Ray Society, ) A Cross-section of the Stalked Barnacle (Anelasma: Ibla):.

Book Description. Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott, lavishly illustrated and superbly told, is the fascinating story of how genius sometimes proceeds through indirection - and how one small item of curiosity contributed to history's most spectacular scientific breakthrough/5(27). Get this from a library.

Darwin and the barnacle. [Rebecca Stott] -- "InCharles Darwin has a secret: an essay, sealed in an envelope and locked in his study drawer, which will overturn human understanding of time and nature for ever. Now he must publish and. Charles Darwin's Barnacle and David Bowie's Spider book.

Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An engaging history of the surpri /5. But she focuses on Darwin’s growing career, as he corresponded and traded specimens with scientists around the world, making allies and cementing his reputation as the leading authority on barnacles.

Bywith the four volumes of his barnacle book in print, he was ready at last to set forth on the perilous seas of evolution. Rebecca Stott’s book, however, places Darwin’s barnacle work in context, skirts round the more technical stuff, and turns out to be surprisingly enjoyable.

One aspect of this book I had mixed feeling about is Stott’s occasional literary descriptions of Darwin’s actions and thoughts. They read more like a novel than a non-fiction book.

On the Origin of Species (or, more completely, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life), published on 24 Novemberis a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology.

Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that Author: Charles Darwin. Apparently feeling the effects of 10 years of bottom paint testing, Practical Sailor editor Darrell Nicholson riffs on Charles Darwin, barnacle sex, and organ envy in this report.

Listen to "Charles Darwin's Barnacle and David Bowie's Spider How Scientific Names Celebrate Adventurers, Heroes, and Even a Few Scoundrels" by Stephen B. Heard, PhD available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross. Start a free day trial today and get your first audiobook free.

An engBrand: Tantor Media, Inc. Darwin is poised to publish "The Origin of the Species" and blow the scientific world apart. But one small creature makes him hesitate.

First, he decides to solve the riddle of a tiny barnacle the picked up on the shores of southern Chile, the last of his Beagle specimens. Read 'Darwin and the Barnacle' as a prequel, if you will, to Darwin's 'Origin of Species'. It was Darwin's work on barnacles that prepared him for 'Origin'--the one book for which he will be eternally known, and wherein he articulated his theory of species evolution by natural selection/5(27).

Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Darwin and the Barnacle: Rebecca Stott: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5().

The Books Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott Reviewed 05/05/ Overview. The story of one tiny creature and history's most spectacular scientific breakthrough. “Charles Darwin's Barnacle and David Bowie's Spider is carefully researched, well-written, and contains a wealth of insightful comments.

Stephen Heard is a talented writer with a good sense of humor, and he knows how to tell a story.”—Paul Faber, Oregon State UniversityBrand: Tantor Media, Inc.Barnacle (crustacean) at the Encyclopædia Britannica; Barnacles from the Marine Education Society of Australasia; Barnacles in Spain Article on barnacles in Spain, and their collection and gastronomy.

Darwin, C. R. (). The Lepadidæ. A monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the species. 1. London: Ray Society.

Darwin, C Class: Maxillopoda.