This useful little book concentrates less on Darwin’s life-story, and more on an explanation of his work, and its implications.
After a very brief biography of our hero, topics covered include: Natural Selection; sex, variation, and heredity; human evolution; the concepts of perfection and progress; and an assessment of Darwin the scientist.
Jonathan Howard’s language is clear and unfussy, and the book is an enjoyable and informative read.
“…wonderfully droll, witty and entertaining… At their best Carter’s moorland walks and his meandering intellectual talk are part of a single, deeply coherent enterprise: a restless inquiry into the meaning of place and the nature of self.”
—Mark Cocker, author and naturalist
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