Books about Darwin

Reviews of books about Charles Darwin.

Book review: ‘Darwin & His Children’ by Tim M. Berra

His other legacy.

Book review: ‘Darwin and Lady Hope: the Untold Story’ by L.R. Croft

Shamelessly perpetuating a Darwinian myth.

Book review: ‘The Reluctant Mr Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution’ by David Quammen

Handy analysis of Darwin's procrastination over publishing Origin of Species.

Book review: ‘Darwin and the Barnacle: the Story of One Tiny Creature and History's Most Spectacular Scientific Breakthrough’ by Rebecca Stott

Charles Darwin's eight-year barnacle odyssey.

Book review: ‘Darwin in Cambridge’ by John van Wyhe

A useful booklet about Darwin's Cambridge connections.

Book review: ‘Fossils, Finches and Fuegians: Charles Darwin's Adventures and Discoveries on the Beagle, 1832-1836’ by Richard Keynes

A detailed account of Darwin's Beagle voyage.

Book review: ‘Charles Darwin, Geologist’ by Sandra Herbert

What Charles Darwin did for geology.

Book review: ‘Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins’ by Adrian Desmond & James Moore

How Charles Darwin's abhorrence of slavery influenced his science.

Book review: ‘Darwin in Scotland: Edinburgh, Evolution and Enlightenment’ by J.F. Derry

Darwin's influences and influencees north of the border.

Book review: ‘Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Live’ by Niles Eldredge

A fascinating analysis of the development of Darwin's thinking.