14-May-1856: Darwin starts writing his ‘big species book’

On 14 May 1856, Charles Darwin recorded in his journal that, on the advice of his friend Charles Lyell, after almost 20 years exploring the subject, he had finally begun writing a ‘sketch’ of his ideas on species.

Book launch: ‘On the Moor: Science, History and Nature on a Country Walk’

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158 years ago today saw the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Darwin was staying on the edge of Ilkley Moor at the time, just 13 miles as the curlew flies from where I type these words. What better excuse could I possibly need for choosing today to launch my own medium… Continue reading Book launch: ‘On the Moor: Science, History and Nature on a Country Walk’