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This selection from Nicolas Soames’ Famous People in History collection concisely but comprehensively outlines the most important events, adventures, and discoveries in the life of Charles Darwin, the British naturalist remembered today as the father of modern evolutionary theory. Soames reviews Darwin’s life and work, employing crisp, stark descriptions of the great man’s travels and deductive processes, explaining how he formulated his most remarkable and well-known theories as well as reflecting on his enduring scientific legacy.

Voice actor Trevor Nichols employs precise enunciation and pacing in his performance of this educational biography, while simultaneously injecting this historical overview with a sense of excitement and adventure.

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This is a story from the Famous People in History collection.

Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the 15th century, to a young girl, Anne Frank, caught in the turmoil of the 20th, who wrote a remarkable diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Their personalities and their achievements make them heroes and heroines for our time also. This program features short biographies of Christopher Columbus, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.

©1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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