A book that makes such an astounding physical as well as cerebral impact is a very rare commodity indeed.--Anthony Burgess
Pick is up and you are hooked, by the racy writing, the memorable turns of phrase, the historical insights and the sheer bravado of their performance.--William Bynum
Unquestionably the finest [biography] ever written about Darwin. . . . Darwin has now become, and properly, the quintessentially socially embedded scientist. Desmond and Moore are brilliant in their pursuit of this truly unifying theme.--Stephen Jay Gould
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
About the Author
JAMES MOORE has been active in Gurdjieffian circles in London since 1956 and is the author of Gurdjieff and Mansfield. In 1987 he gave the first seminar on Gurdjieff's ideas at Oxford University; and in 1994 he founded the Gurdjieff Studies Group.