Looking for Darwin / Lloyd Spencer Davis.
By: Davis, Lloyd Spencer.Material type: BookPublisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : Longacre Press, 2007Description: 280 pages : map ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877361227 (pbk.) :; 9781877361227 (pbk.); 1877361224 (pbk.).Subject(s): Davis, Lloyd Spencer, 1954- -- Travel | Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Travel | Beagle Expedition (1831-1836) | Naturalists -- England -- Biography | Natural history | Scientific expeditionsDDC classification: 576.82092
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In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, zoologist Lloyd Spencer Davis comes face to face with an enraged leopard seal. Towering ice cliffs, a ferocious creature of the deep, and the extreme Antarctic environment all turn Davis's world view on its head. 'What the hell am I doing here?' This question sets Davis on a quest for insight and meaning in a world that still pitches theories of evolution against belief in a Creator; the science of natural selection against a faith that asserts our world was crafted by Intelligent Design. With a self-deprecating grin packed along with his cabin baggage - even when his passport isn't - Davis decides to follow the travels of the eminent nineteenth-century naturalist, Charles Darwin: the man who did more to change our understanding of this planet than any other biologist. Looking for Darwin gives us a personal and intimate insight into Darwin and what drove the man. It is also an attempt to resolve that initially panicked - and then far-reaching - question, that first hit Davis on the big ice.With a wealth of research and vivid imagery - along with a disarming honesty - Lloyd Spencer Davis takes the reader on an unforgettable world tour.
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