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Browne, E. J. (E. Janet) 1950-

Works: 111 works in 535 publications in 11 languages and 10,515 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Documentary films  Drama  Documentary-style television programs  Quotations  Catalogs  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler, Other, Creator, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by E. J Browne
Dictionary of the history of science by W. F Bynum( Book )

72 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of the concepts or ideas that characterize the core features of recent Western science. Focuses on the last 5 centuries. There is emphasis on historiography and the philosophical and metaphysical principles of science, as well as "those parts of the social and human sciences historically most closely linked with the natural sciences." No biographical entries. Entries are lengthy and contain references and authors' initials. Many cross references. Biographical index
Charles Darwin : a biography by E. J Browne( Book )

110 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the great British scientist, describes his travels as a naturalist, and traces the development of his theories
Darwin's Origin of species : a biography by E. J Browne( Book )

47 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's foremost biographer, historian Janet Browne, delivers an accessible introduction to the book that permanently altered our understanding of what it is to be human. A sensation on its publication in 1859, The Origin of Species profoundly shocked Victorian readers by calling into question the belief in a Creator with its description of evolution through natural selection. And Darwin's seminal work is nearly as controversial today. In this study, Browne delves into the long genesis of Darwin's theories, from his readings as a university student and his five-year voyage on the Beagle, to his debates with contemporaries and experiments in his garden. She explores the shock to Darwin when he read of a competing scientist's similar discoveries, and the wide and immediate impact of Darwin's theories on the world, showing why The Origin of Species can fairly claim to be the greatest science book ever published.--From publisher description
Charles Darwin by E. J Browne( Book )

61 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume of Browne's magisterial biography of Charles Darwin triumphantly fulfills expectations as it continues and rounds out Darwin's life
The secular ark : studies in the history of biogeography by E. J Browne( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage of the Beagle : Charles Darwin's Journal of researches by Charles Darwin( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the five years that English naturalist Charles Darwin spent traveling around the world on the HMS Beagle, a voyage that led him to develop his theory of the evolution of the species
Darwin's Origin of species : a biography by E. J Browne( Recording )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's foremost biographer, historian Janet Browne, delivers an accessible introduction to the book that permanently altered our understanding of what it is to be human
The quotable Darwin by Charles Darwin( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin's shorter publications, 1829-1883 by Charles Darwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Darwin's words first appeared in print as a student at Christ's College, Cambridge in 1829, and in almost every subsequent year of his life he published essays, articles, letters to editors, or other brief works. These shorter publications contain a wealth of valuable material. They represent an important part of the Darwin visible to the Victorian public, alongside his ever present sense of humour, and reveal an even wider variety of his scientific interests and abilities, which continued to his final days. This book brings together all known shorter publications and printed items Darwin wrote during his lifetime, including his first and his last publications, and the first publication, with A.R. Wallace, of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. With over seventy newly discovered items, the book is fully edited and annotated, and contains original illustrations and a comprehensive bibliography."--Jacket
Darwin's brave new world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's Brave New World is the story of how four young voyagers to the Southern Hemisphere, Charles Darwin, Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley and Alfred Russel Wallace, revolutionized science and gave birth to an extraordinary theory about the evolution of life on earth. Darwin's voyage to the Southern Hemisphere in the 1830s changed him from a directionless rich kid bound for a career in the Church, into one of the most incendiary thinkers of our age. This five-year voyage stunned and stimulated the young Darwin; the biodiversity, the exoticism, even the brutality, of the Southern Hemisphere, was in staggering comparison to the England he had just left, and it laid the foundations of his very dangerous idea': evolution by means of natural selection. This series also explodes some myths. Received wisdom has it that Darwin had his, eureka' moment on the Galapagos Islands; nothing could be further from the truth. Some of his greatest insights into evolution and natural selection came during the final and often-ignored leg of his voyage to New Zealand, Australia and the Cocos-Keeling Islands. Back in England, Darwin turned his back on scientific orthodoxy to secretively work on his explosive theory. During this period, he destroyed his health, lost his faith and took himself to the brink of social ruin. His marriage to his devout cousin, Emma, was central to his life but also brought Darwin's struggle with his faith into painful focus. What emerges from this series is a portrait of Darwin as an ambitious and flawed man: one moment paranoid, bloody-minded and coolly manipulative; the next, courageous, compassionate and devoted. The drama features the people and the politics orbiting around Darwin as he moved cautiously towards publication of his masterpiece, On the Origin of Species. This series coincides with the 150th anniversary of its publication. The southern voyage was a transformative experience for anyone who undertook it. And so it was for Charles Darwin and three of the most important men in his life: Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley and Alfred Russel Wallace. All three made this journey to the southern lands and oceans and it was this shared experience, this bonding of the salt' as they called it, which created their lifelong friendship with Darwin and each other. Without his fellow circumnavigators', Darwin's revolutionary theory might never have seen the light of day. Driven by ambition, friendship, even hatred, Hooker, Huxley and Wallace helped Darwin to formulate his theory, defend him from attack and eventually win the bitter public war for evolution. Featuring a cast of Australian and Canadian actors and commentators such as controversial author and Oxford academic, Richard Dawkins, the renowned author and academic, Jared Diamond from the University of California at Los Angeles, the Canadian scientist and broadcaster, David Suzuki and Australian scholar and author, Iain McCalman, from the University of Sydney, this brilliant dramatised documentary tells the story of Charles Darwin's struggle to produce one of the greatest scientific theories of our age and the roles played by Hooker, Huxley and Wallace, Darwin's fellow voyagers to the Southern Hemisphere. It is a story of a group of young men who had a new and radical vision of the world and had the courage to pursue it. A Screen Australia National Documentary Program. A ScreenWorld and Ferns Productions production. Produced in association with the NSW Film and Television Office and the ABC with the assistance of the Canadian Television Fund and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Made in association with History Television (UK) and ZDF in co-operation with ARTE. An Australia, Canada Co-production. 2011 NFSA, ScreenWorld, Ferns Productions, NSW Film and Television Office. Executive Producer: Sue Clothier (Executive Producer, Australia), Mark Hamlyn (Executive Producer, Australia) W. Paterson Ferns (Executive Producer, Canada), Rupert Macnee (Executive Producer, Canada), Producer: Mike Bluett (Series Producer), Sally Regan (Producer, Australia), Andrew Ferns (Producer, Canada) Director: Lisa Matthews (drama), Jason Bourque (documentary). Writer: Katherine Thomson. DOP/Cinematographer: Pieter Stathis, Kim Miles. Narrator/Presenter: Wendy Hughes. Featured People: Professor Iain McCalman, Professor Richard Dawkins, Professor Jared Diamond, Professor Mike Clout, Professor Janet Browne, Professor James Moore, Professor Mike Archer, Professor Jerry Coyne, Professor David Suzuki, Professor Toby Bradshaw, Professor Michael Ruse, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Stephen Hopper. Principal Cast: Socratis Otto, Katie Fitchett, Joe Manning, Dan Spielman, Rick Jon Egan, Paul Gleeson, Anthony Simcoe, Paul Bertram, John Gregg, Matthew Waters, Simon Bossell, Simon Corfield
Charles Darwin : a biography by E. J Browne( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centerpiece of this vivid portrait of Darwin is an account of his five-year expedition on the Beagle (1831-36), which transformed a seasick, Cambridge-educated science apprentice into a keen observer of nature and amateur geologist. Drawing on a wealth of new material from family archives, Brown masterfully recreates the personal, cultural and intellectual matrix out of which Darwin's evolutionary theory took shape. The second volulme picks up the story a year before the publication of On the Origin of Species, with the arrival of a package from Alfred Russel Wallace, whose own ideas on natural selection virtually mirrored Darwin's, forcing him to go public; as Browne shows, he proved himself a master tactician of institutional and media spin. Browne's subject is monumental, but her writing style is never overburdened by the weight. Rather, her prose is elegant in its clarity of thought, her craftsmanship impeccable in the way it weaves a coherent whole from the innumerable threads of thought, experience and persona that comprised this colossal life
Charles Darwin by Adrian J Desmond( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the "Very Interesting People" series provides biographies of Britain's fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Part of this series, this title talks about Charles Darwin
A lucky sixpence : a farce by E. J Browne( Book )

in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diccionario de historia de la ciencia( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin : - Kurz und bündig by Adrian J Desmond( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin : a portrait in letters and print by Anthony Payne( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De reis van de Beagle : geïllustreerde editie by Charles Darwin( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisverslag van de 5 jaar durende zeereis die de Britse wetenschapper Charles Darwin vanaf 1831 maakte naar Zuid-Amerika, Afrika, Australië en eilanden in de Stille en Indische Oceaan
Dizionario di storia della scienza( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin : the life and legacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1 focuses on Darwin's early life and influences, tracing his maturation as a naturalist. Examines his key influences, including Thomas Malthus and Robert Edmund Grant, as well as his life-changing voyage on the HMS Beagle. Part 2 focuses on the impacts of Darwin's theories and writings on evolution and natural selection. The program explores the contentious ideas arising from his work, including eugenics, group selection, sociobiology, evolutionary psychology and co-evolution. Both parts feature biographers of Darwin, as well as noted scholars and authors
Growing flowers by E. J Browne( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Janet Browne Brits hooglerares (1950-)

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