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Richard Keyne
Born 14 August 1919 (1919-08-14) (age 90)
Nationality British
Fields physiology
Known for Editor of the works of Charles Darwin

Richard Darwin Keynes CBE FRS (born 14 August 1919) is a British physiologist. He is the great-grandson of Charles Darwin, and edited accounts and illustrations of Darwin's famous voyage aboard the HMS Beagle into The Beagle Record: Selections From the Original Pictorial Records and Written Accounts of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle, which won praise from the New York Review of Books and The New York Times Book Review.[1]

Keynes is the eldest son of Geoffrey Keynes and Margaret Elizabeth (née Darwin). He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1945 he married Anne Pinsent Adrian. They had four sons, Adrian (1946-1974),[2], Randal Keynes (b. 1948), Roger Keynes (b. 1951),[3] and Simon Keynes (born 1952).

He is a professor of physiology (since 1973) and fellow of Churchill College (since 1961) at Cambridge University.[2]

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1959 and was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1984.[3]

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Bibliography

  • Keynes, R. (Ed.) (1979). The Beagle Record: Selections From the Original Pictorial Records and Written Accounts of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521218225.  
  • Keynes, R.; David J. Aidley (2001). Nerve and Muscle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521805848.  
  • Bolis, C.; R. D. Keynes, Simon Hugh Piper Maddrell (Ed.s) (1984). Comparative Physiology of Sensory Systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521250021.  
  • Keynes, R. (Ed.) (2000). Charles Darwin's Zoology Notes and Specimen Lists from H. M. S. Beagle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 052167350X.  

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References

  1. ^ "J. Z. Young reiterated the praise in a New York Review of Books critique, calling The Beagle Record 'a truly marvelous book' 'especially valuable for giving a fresh view of the conditions under which the foundations for [evolutionary theory] were laid.' New York Times Book Review critic Raymond A. Sokolov concurred, commending Keyne's 'lavish yet scholarly compilation.' 'The Beagle story is, in short," he wrote, "great literature and seductively informal science.', Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2009. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2009. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC
  2. ^ a b Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2009. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2009. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC
  3. ^ a b The Papers of Richard Keynes

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