The revolutionary life of Alfred Russel Wallace.
Looking at the world through the eyes of a 17th-century polymath.
Voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the discovery of evolution by Wallace and Darwin.
A long-overdue biography of the Victorian scientist, mountaineer, and public intellectual.
The adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science.
Relentlessly unsubtle wholesome fun.
An archaeological biography of John Lubbock.
The biography of John Stephens Henslow, Charles Darwin’s favourite tutor at Cambridge, and an all-round good egg.
The Friends who Made the Future, 1730–1810
A very readable biography about the ‘co-discoverer’ of Natural Selection—the man who nearly scooped Darwin.
Biography of the captain of HMS Beagle.
How the Romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science.