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

Overview
Works: 99 works in 372 publications in 11 languages and 9,584 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Dictionaries  Diaries  Catalogs  Sources  Records and correspondence  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: QH11, 574.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by E. J Browne
Charles Darwin : a biography by E. J Browne( Book )
109 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,590 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
Dictionary of the history of science by W. F Bynum( Book )
36 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,073 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
Darwin's Origin of species : a biography by E. J Browne( Book )
37 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,683 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.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Charles Darwin by E. J Browne( Book )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 912 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. of photos
The secular ark : studies in the history of biogeography by E. J Browne( Book )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 526 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 )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 169 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
Roses : a romantic history with a guide to cultivation by E. J Browne( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Rose ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ground cover plants by E. J Browne( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Darwin by Adrian J Desmond( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growing from cuttings and other means by E. J Browne( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Darwin : - Kurz und bündig by Adrian J Desmond( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Darwin : a portrait in letters and print by Anthony Payne( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darwin the life and legacy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 31 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
Medicine, emotion and disease, 1700-1950 by Fay Bound Alberti( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These include such issues as how and when emotions became the province of science and the mind; the emotional nature of the relationship between medical professionals and their patients; the circumstances in which empathy and compassion were a desirable aspect of the medical encounter; and the extent to which gender might influence the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of pathological emotional conditions. In addressing such themes, this volume also raises issues about the management of emotions in the therapeutic encounter, the ethics of emotion in medical research and the relationship between 'psyche' and 'soma' in Western medical history."--BOOK JACKET
Dizionario di storia della scienza ( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growing flowers by E. J Browne( Book )
2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in Dutch and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Garden shrubs and trees by E. J Browne( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Darwin : the power of place by E. J Browne( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1858 Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside, respected by fellow biologists and well liked among his wide and distinguished circle of acquaintances. He was not yet a focus of debate; his "big book on species" still lay on his study desk in the form of a huge pile of manuscript. For more than twenty years he had been accumulating material for it, puzzling over questions it raised, trying'it seemed endlessly'to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion. Publication appeared to be as far away as ever, delayed by his inherent cautiousness and wish to be certain that his startling theory of evolution was correct. It is at this point that the concluding volume of Janet Browne's biography opens. The much-praised first volume, Voyaging, carried Darwin's story through his youth and scientific apprenticeship, the adventurous Beagle voyage, his marriage and the birth of his children, the genesis and development of his ideas. Now, beginning with the extraordinary events that finally forced the Origin of Species into print, we come to the years of fame and controversy. For Charles Darwin, the intellectual upheaval touched off by his book had deep personal as well as public consequences. Always an intensely private man, he suddenly found himself and his ideas being discussed'and often attacked'in circles far beyond those of his familiar scientific community. Demonized by some, defended by others (including such brilliant supporters as Thomas Henry Huxley and Joseph Hooker), he soon emerged as one of the leading thinkers of the Victorian era, a man whose theories played a major role in shaping the modern world. Yet, in spite of the enormous new pressures, he clung firmly, sometimes painfully, to the quiet things that had always meant the most to him'his family, his research, his network of correspondents, his peaceful life at Down House. In her account of this second half of Darwin's life, Janet Browne does dramatic justice to all aspects of the Darwinian revolution, from a fascinating examination of the Victorian publishing scene to a survey of the often furious debates between scientists and churchmen over evolutionary theory. At the same time, she presents a wonderfully sympathetic and authoritative picture of Darwin himself right through the heart of the Darwinian revolution, busily sending and receiving letters, pursuing research on subjects that fascinated him (climbing plants, earthworms, pigeons'and, of course, the nature of evolution), writing books, and contending with his mysterious, intractable ill health. Thanks to Browne's unparalleled command of the scientific and scholarly sources, we ultimately see Darwin more clearly than we ever have before, a man confirmed in greatness but endearingly human. Reviewing Voyaging, Geoffrey Moorhouse observed that "if Browne's second volume is as comprehensively lucid as her first, there will be no need for anyone to write another word on Darwin." The Power of Place triumphantly justifies that praise. From the Hardcover edition
 
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Languages
English (245)
German (7)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (4)
Japanese (3)
Turkish (2)
Chinese (1)
Finnish (1)
Italian (1)
Thai (1)
Czech (1)
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