Darwinmania

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Darwin
1.  Darwin by Adrian Desmond
The list author says:
  "The best one volume biography: incredibly evocative of the period, and crammed with facts"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Charles Darwin: Voyaging
2.  Charles Darwin: Voyaging by E. Janet Browne
The list author says:
  "The best two volume biography (!): more novelistic, comes closer to making you feel you know Darwin himself"
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Charles Darwin Volume 2: The Power at Place: The Power of Place: Power of Place v. 2
3.  Charles Darwin Volume 2: The Power at Place: The Power of Place: Power of Place v. 2 by Janet Browne
The list author says:
  "Second volume of the above - covers the writing of the Origin and the rest of his life"
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Darwin's "Origin of Species": A Biography (Books That Shook the World)
4.  Darwin's "Origin of Species": A Biography (Books That Shook the World) by Janet Browne
The list author says:
  "A wonderful little book about the writing of the Origin. Really good short read"
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Autobiographies (Penguin Classics)
5.  Autobiographies (Penguin Classics) by Charles Darwin
The list author says:
  "The man himself in his own words. Lovely to read his own voice telling the story. Don't miss this, but don't necessarily rely on it either."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

On the Origin of Species
6.  On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
The list author says:
  "Not yet published, but looks likely to be the most authoritative edition yet published"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

On the Origin of Species (Oxford World's Classics)
7.  On the Origin of Species (Oxford World's Classics) by Charles Darwin
The list author says:
  "Much cheaper than the above edition! And with a great introduction by Beer, a specialist in Darwin's cultural influence"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Descent of Man: Selection in Relation to Sex (Penguin Classics)
8.  The Descent of Man: Selection in Relation to Sex (Penguin Classics) by Adrian Desmond
The list author says:
  "A brilliant later work by Darwin that ranges through the natural world, from peacocks to spaniels."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches (Classics)
9.  The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches (Classics) by Charles Darwin
The list author says:
  "If you want to know what it was like to see the world through completely fresh ideas, try this book. Amazing."
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Darwin's Garden: Down House and The Origin of Species
10.  Darwin's Garden: Down House and The Origin of Species by Michael Boulter
The list author says:
  "Wonderful title, but surprisingly dissatisfying book. Avoid."
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The Beak Of The Finch: Story of Evolution in Our Time
11.  The Beak Of The Finch: Story of Evolution in Our Time by Jonathan Weiner
The list author says:
  "Total genius, mapping one story of evolution taking place before the eyes of scientists observing Galapagan finches"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
12.  The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins
The list author says:
  "Completely controversial, utterly readable, and wonderfully convincing. A classic you can't ignore, and Dawkins at his best."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)

Nature via Nurture: Genes, experience and what makes us human
13.  Nature via Nurture: Genes, experience and what makes us human by Matt Ridley
The list author says:
  "Fantastically enjoyable romp through the latest on nature vs nurture, with many surprising conclusions"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Darwin and the Barnacle
14.  Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott
The list author says:
  "Evocative, detailed account of the years Darwin spent avoiding the origin of species by working on tiny barnacles"
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Imperial Nature: Joseph Hooker and the Practices of Victorian Science
15.  Imperial Nature: Joseph Hooker and the Practices of Victorian Science by Jim Endersby
The list author says:
  "A wonderful book: very academic but still readable account of Darwin's best friend, Joseph Hooker"
£31.50   Used & New from: £30.87

Ever since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History
16.  Ever since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
The list author says:
  "The great writer who got me interested to begin with: Stephen Jay Gould looks at all the ways Darwin has been misused"
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Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
17.  Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay Gould
The list author says:
  "Never knew fossils of blobby backboneless sea creatures could move you to tears? Try this"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Dawkins vs. Gould: Survival of the Fittest (Revolutions in Science)
18.  Dawkins vs. Gould: Survival of the Fittest (Revolutions in Science) by Kim Sterelny
The list author says:
  "Explains how there's still deep controversy in the world of evolutionary theory"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins
19.  Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins by Adrian Desmond
The list author says:
  "Expected any minute, and knowing these authors, sure to be a treat"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Doubting Darwin?: Creationist Designs on Evolution (Blackwell Public Philosophy) (Blackwell Public Philosophy Series)
20.  Doubting Darwin?: Creationist Designs on Evolution (Blackwell Public Philosophy) (Blackwell Public Philosophy Series) by Sahotra Sakar
The list author says:
  "Makes it clear exactly how important it is for evolutionists to stick together. A clear rebuttal of Intelligent Design theory with lots of good evidence"
£18.99   Used & New from: £8.52

Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters
21.  Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters by Donald R Prothero
The list author says:
  "A detailed systematic guide to the fossil evidence for evolution, covering the whole history of life. Targetted at creationism, and textbook quality."
£20.20   Used & New from: £9.21
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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