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At last, a biography to match the man. . . . Darwin, his family, his colleagues, and his milieu come alive in this book. . . . Superbly written.--Everett Menselson, Harvard University --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Adrian Desmond studied at London University and Harvard, has higher degrees in vertebrate palaeontology and the history of science, and a Ph.D. for his work on Victorian evolution. He is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Biology Department at University College London. Adrian Desmond's bestselling Darwin (Penguin, 1992, written with James Moore), won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in Britain, the Grand Comisso Prize in Italy and the Watson Davis Prize from the History of Science Society in America. In 1997 the British Society for the History of Science awarded it the first Dingle Prize for the best book of the decade in communicating the history of science to a wide audience. His study of the pre-Darwinian generation, The Politics of Evolution (1989), received the Pfizer Award from the History of Science Society. He has also published The Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs (1975), The Ape's Reflexion (1979) and Archetypes and Ancestors (1982). In 1993 the Society for the History of Natural History awarded him its Founders' Medal.
James Moore is a reader in history of science and technology at the Open University.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
So happy with this purchase. It is in great condition and I saved a fortune. Thank you so much!Published 19 days ago by Talia Brown
Great book. Goes into the social, cultural, and historical context that Darwin lived in. This gives you a deeper understanding of the man.Published 5 months ago by Dean P. D'souza
I can' think of a biography that I have enjoyed more or been more impressed by. (1) It is extremely well-written, which makes it a very easy read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Study Shortcuts and Exam Tips from Oxford Grads
This superb book uses Darwin's letters, diary, notebooks and the literature to paint an honest and detailed picture of the man - some warts an all. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dr Mike Sutton
This was a fascinating read setting Darwin's personal odyssey within the political and cultural milieu of his time.Published 14 months ago by Fenella Copplestone
It's a big book and I am amazed you assume I have read it by now! (I have.) The size of this volume is a reflection of the stature of this man. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Doctor Malc
Takes the reader on a fascinating journey through Darwin's life, highlighting the dilemmas he faced as he amassed facts and theories which would overturn the prevailing world views... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dr. Julia Aked