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Charles Darwin

A Biography, Vol. 1 - Voyaging

Janet Browne

Few lives of great men offer so much interest--and so many mysteries--as the life of Charles Darwin, the greatest figure of nineteenth-century science, whose ideas are still inspiring discoveries and controversies more than a hundred years after his death. Yet only now, with the publication of Voyaging, the first of two volumes that will constitut...
Publish Date
1996
March 31
First Published in 1995
Goodreads rating
4.41
ISBN
9780691026060
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
This book may be the best scientific biography that I’ve ever read. I was quite surprised, as Janet’s previous publications have been largely scholarly ones, though well written. Then, somehow, when she wrote this biography she came into her own. She was able to write in an almost novelistic way, except this is fact and not fiction. It’s just absolutely engrossing.      source