Less well known and recognized than his grandson Charles Robert Darwin
, or the latter's cousin Francis Galton (father of eugenics), Erasmus Darwin deserves recognition as a leading figure of the 19th century with many fields of interest.
Other Abbey names with great Midland connections include Edgbaston-born The Rt Hon (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940), the former Lord Mayor of Birmingham turned Prime Minister who declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939; his father, Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914); Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934); Charles Robert Darwin
1809-1882); Sir Adrian Cedric Boult (1889-1983); James Watt (1736-1819); Sir Frank Whittle (1907-1996) and Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784).
Beginning with an informative and concise introduction of the life of Charles Robert Darwin
(1809-1882), Inside The Beagle With Charles Darwin presents the ship "Beagle" being outfitted for the multi-year voyage, life on board ship, Darwin's exploration of the rainforest, finding fossils, returning home after visiting New Zealand and Australia, and then how Darwin arranged what he'd found, the deductions he made from his findings, and the basic concept that became known as the theory of evolution.
Design of Systems on Silicon -- Calle Charles Robert Darwin
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Charles Robert Darwin
was born at The Mount, Shrewsbury, on 12 February 1809, the second son and fifth child of Dr Robert Waring Darwin.