Book review: ‘Darwin’ by Jonathan Howard

A very short introduction.

Darwin

This useful little book concentrates less on Darwin’s life-story, and more on an explanation of his work, and its implications.

After a very brief biography of our hero, topics covered include: Natural Selection; sex, variation, and heredity; human evolution; the concepts of perfection and progress; and an assessment of Darwin the scientist.

Jonathan Howard’s language is clear and unfussy, and the book is an enjoyable and informative read.

Recommended.

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks
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