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excellent! a complete overview of his young years and a quite complete review of his trips and formative yearsPublished 26 days ago by mario baeza
I thought that I knew so much about Darwin, but that was before I read Janet Browne's biography. For almost 600 pages--and that 's only the first volume--one feels as if he/she is... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Eleanore B. Sturgill
A masterpiece. But before you read this, I recommend reading
• The Abyss of Time (Claude C. Albritton Jr.)
• Lord Kelvin and the Age of the Earth (J. A. Read more
On the Origin of Species was published in Nov. 1859. In December, Frederick Engels sent a letter to Marx that said "Darwin, by the way, whom I'm just reading now, is absolutely... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Marc Lichtman
Truth is stranger and more wonderful than fiction, and this biography is lovely to read. It's packed with interesting details; and for those of us who are interested in real... Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Barbara
Perhaps more than any of the many accounts of Charles Darwin that I have read over the years, Janet Brown's two volume biography goes the furthest at putting flesh to bone. Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Steven Sprague
Fortunately for biographers and historians of science, Charles Darwin loved to write letters and to keep diaries and logbooks. Read morePublished on May 16, 2012 by not me
This first part of the "definitive biography" by Janet Browne, a truly scholarly effort, covers Charles Darwin's life until 1858, before publishing "On the Origin of Species" in... Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by Misanthrope™