Books about Darwin

Reviews of books about Charles Darwin.

Book reviews: ‘Charles Darwin: Voyaging’ • ‘Charles Darwin: The Power of Place’

A magnificent two-volume biography.

Book review: ‘Charles Darwin: Vol.2: The Power of Place’ by Janet Browne

Part 2 of an entertaining two-part biography of Charles Darwin.

Book review: ‘Charles Darwin: Vol.1: Voyaging’ by Janet Browne

Part 1 of an entertaining two-part biography of 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.