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Kew: Darwin and Hooker Alexandra Stewart

Kew: Darwin and Hooker By Alexandra Stewart

Kew: Darwin and Hooker by Alexandra Stewart


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Kew: Darwin and Hooker Summary

Kew: Darwin and Hooker: A story of friendship, curiosity and discovery that changed the world by Alexandra Stewart

'A beautifully illustrated book which shows the importance of teamwork in developing new ideas'Books for Keeps On 24th November 1859, Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species was first published, selling out almost immediately. Describing the now well known theory that humans evolved through a process called natural selection, it became an instant classic and cemented Darwin as one of the greatest biologists of all time. However, he couldn't have done it without the support, encouragement and advice from those who believed in him. None more so than Joseph Hooker, his friend, confidant and fellow collector, who supported and helped Darwin when he didn't dare ask anyone else. Hooker, too, had his own adventures and made his own discoveries - many of which not only aided Darwin, but went on to change what the world knew about plants. Becoming head of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, he came to be one the world's most influential botanists. Across many years, countless adventures and numerous letters, this captivating and wonderfully illustrated book tells the story of one of greatest friendships to happen to science. Publishing in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this book will show children how teamwork, curiosity, openness and trust can be the greatest tools a scientist will ever need. They might even help you change the world.

Kew: Darwin and Hooker Reviews

A fascinating, compelling read that shows young readers the importance of curiosity, determination and teamwork in scientific endeavour. * Red Reading Hub *
Joe Todd-Stanton's enticing illustrations break up and illuminate the text, helping to make it accessible to older primary school readers. * Red Reading Hub *
A beautifully illustrated book which foregrounds the friendship between Charles Darwin and Joseph Hooker, a scientist in his own right. We learn about their separate careers and explorations, and most significantly Hooker's role as confidante and adviser while Darwin was developing his theory of natural selection and writing the ground-breaking Origin of Species. A book which shows the importance of teamwork in developing new ideas. * Books for Keeps *

About Alexandra Stewart

Alexandra Stewart read Modern History at Oxford University before training to be a journalist. After working as a reporter for a number of newspapers she joined the Civil Service, where she wrote speeches for Government ministers. When she is not writing, she works part-time in a school library. She lives in Wiltshire, UK, with her husband, two children. Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton and received a first-class degree in Illustration from UWE Bristol. He is the author and illustrator of The Secret of Black Rock (Flying Eye Books), which won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018 (illustrated category) and was longlisted for the 2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

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NGR9781526613998
9781526613998
1526613999
Kew: Darwin and Hooker: A story of friendship, curiosity and discovery that changed the world by Alexandra Stewart
New
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2022-09-15
80
N/A
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