Charles Darwin and the Theory of Natural Selection
Publisher: Alan J Hesse
In 1859, Charles Darwin unveiled to the world a theory so controversial that it shook the very foundations of science and theology.
This cartoon-style graphic novel explores who Darwin was, what he really thought, and how he finally came to his groundbreaking conclusions.
If someone had retrieved Darwin's diary from his cabin on HMS Beagle, the entry dated 16th September, 1835, might have read something like this:
'Upon landing on Chatham Island, part of this fabled Galapagos archipelago, I was astonished to encounter creatures such as I had never before seen....one such creature was a dark grey, almost black lizard that swims in the sea, even diving to the bottom in search of seaweed. On higher ground, I encountered a sight that caused me to doubt whether I might be in a dream: a giant tortoise, weighing at least 100 lbs! And all of these creatures show no sign of fear: no dread of the human hand...a fact I have never before contemplated in all my travels...'
Charles Darwin and the Theory of Natural Selection tells the story of Darwin's legendary visit to the Galápagos Islands in 1835 and his return home to fame and fortune - and also to hardship, self doubt and inner struggle. Darwin's observations and the many specimens he brought back from his voyage eventually led to the discovery of the theory of evolution by natural selection.
Historically and scientifically accurate, this biographical comic tracks Darwin's adventures in the mysterious and wonderful Galápagos Islands, and celebrates his legacy in forever changing our understanding of the natural world.
This comic provides a clear explanation of the theory of natural selection, ideal for kids aged 10 and above, as well as teachers, parents and any adult who always wanted to better understand the Theory of Evolution.