Books about Darwin's Contemporaries

Books about contemporaries who influenced Darwin.

Darwin's Mentor
by SM Walters & EA Stow
The biography of Darwin's friend and teacher, John Stevens Henslow.

Alfred Russel Wallace: a Life
by Peter Raby
A very readable biography about the co-discoverer of Natural Selection—the man who nearly scooped Darwin.

Evolution's Captain
by Peter Nichols
Biography of the captain of HMS Beagle.

The Invention of Nature
by Andrea Wulf
The adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science.

Darwin's Apprentice
by Janet Owen
An archaeological biography of John Lubbock.

Darwin & His Children
by Tim M. Berra
His other legacy.