Author Archives: Richard Carter, FCD

About Richard Carter, FCD

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks

The Darwin bicentennial oak, 8 years on

Eight years ago today, I planted the Darwin Bicentennial Oak in my garden.

The name's Darwin: Charles Darwin

KILLER FACT: Charles Darwin once featured in a James Bond film.

If humans evolved from monkeys, how come there are still monkeys?

This is a question frequently posed by creationists—and quite often by perfectly rational people…

Three new book reviews

I've just posted three new book reviews in the Books section.

Book review: ‘The Enlightenment’ by John Robertson

A very short introduction.

Book review: ‘The History of Life’ by Michael J Benton

A very short introduction.

Book review: ‘The Ice Age’ by Jamie Woodward

A very short introduction.

Attenborough reads Darwin

In celebration of his 90th birthday, the BBC has released a short video of Sir David Attenborough reading from the final paragraph of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species.

Book review: ‘Darwin's Pigeons’ by Richard Bailey

A sumptuous photobook of pigeon varieties.

Book Review: ‘The Invention of Nature’ by Andrea Wulf

Review of ‘The Invention of Nature: the adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science’.