How small experiments led to a big theory.
Voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the discovery of evolution by Wallace and Darwin.
Tales of the flesh in the age of decorum.
A long-overdue biography of the Victorian scientist, mountaineer, and public intellectual.
A magnificent two-volume biography.
The Pattern of Friendship.
Hugely entertaining correspondence from one of Britain’s most popular poets.
Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain.
The Delicate Life of John Craske.
A fascinating exercise in ‘writing about nothing’.