I would recommend this book highly to anyone interested in history per se.
With the thousands of books related to this subject out there, it is a daunting task for the interested reader to know where to start.
This is one of the most fascinating biographies of Darwin, and one that puts him in the appropriate context of the nineteenth century.
Well worth the cost. Facts and insights are shared that are not found in other texts.Published 2 months ago by Ninian
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 2 months ago by Dr Mike Sutton
Bought this for my husband, a voracious reader, and he loved it so much that he asked about other books by this writer. Seems it was a great read and he gave it 5 stars.Published 10 months ago by Sandra Henry-Stocker
My background is chemical eng. I like reading the cradle of civilisation, astronomy, physics, archaeology, palaeontology, biology, anthropology, electronics. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jonatan Sutrisna
The book is excelent. Offers an in deep view of Darwin, as a man,as a Scientis, and of his own " evolution" as a person. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Alejandro Sos
A new picture of Darwin that incorporates his personality, his business life, his domestic life, his science and most of all his fears, is presented here. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Herbert L Calhoun
I had read much about Darwin before, but most of it obviously cliche-ridden, and was wanting to know more about his work, life and environment in an integrated treatment. Read morePublished 16 months ago by R. Sinclair
One might think it's more than one needs to know about the great man's life but it reads splendidly, pushing forward to the publication of the Origin and modern man's day of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Dominic Martello
Adrian Desmond is an excellent science writer (e.g., Huxley: From Devil's Disciple To Evolution's High Priest (Helix Books) and The Ape's Reflexion). Read morePublished 23 months ago by Steven H Propp