Main Street Books presents author Dr. Timothy M Berra
Friday, November 1, 2013
Presented By: Main Street Books
Main Street Books is pleased to announce an event featuring Dr. Timothy M. Berra, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, and his new book Darwin & His Children: His Other Legacy
While much has been written about the life and works of Charles Darwin, the lives of his ten children remain largely unexamined. Most "Darwin books" consider his children as footnotes to the life of their famous father and close with the death of Charles Darwin. This is the only book that deals substantially with the lives of his children from their birth to their death, each in his or her own chapter. Tim Berra's Darwin and His Children: His Other Legacy explores Darwin's marriage to his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood, a devout Unitarian, who worried that her husband's lack of faith would keep them apart in eternity, and describes the early death of three children as well as the huge successes of the others.
Dr. Tim M. Berra is Professor Emeritus of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University, and University Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. He received the Ph.D. in Biology from Tulane University in 1969. He is a three-time recipient of Fulbright Fellowships
to Australia in 1969, 1979, and 2009. He taught at the University of Papua New Guinea before joining the faculty of OSU in 1972. Over the last 45 years he has spent over ten years doing fieldwork in Australia. Dr. Berra is the author of over 75 scientific papers and seven books.
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