Tag Archives: books

I have seriously cool friends (part 2)

My wonderful friend Stense bought me two magnificent books for Christmas.

New ebook review: 'The Origin of Darwinism'

I have just posted a review of the new Guardian ebook 'The Origin of Darwinism: Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species', edited by James Randerson.

New book review: Darwin and Lady Hope: the Untold Story

I have just posted a review of Dr L.R. Croft's book ‘Darwin and Lady Hope: the Untold Story’. I was not convinced by his thesis that Charles Darwin did indeed return to Christianity on his deathbed.

Judging a chap by the covers of his books

What does your bookshelf say about you?

Book Review: 'On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature'

Review of Melanie Challenger's new book.

The seahorse and the pelican

In which I (perhaps) help piece together a vague memory from my father's childhood.

Ruskin's aesthetic taxonomy

On the intriguing and rather barmy plant taxonomy suggested by the Nineteenth Century art critic and social thinker John Ruskin.

Reading Darwin's first masterpiece

It's like confessing a murder. I have been a self-confessed 'Darwin groupie' for almost a quarter of a century, yet, until this year, I had never read what is supposed to be his most accessible book, 'The Voyage of the Beagle'.

Come and meet Mick Manning & Brita Granström (Kent, UK)

Free event for children age 7-11 in Kent.

What Charles Darwin saw on his massive, amazing journey!

Eleanor Armitage (age 7) reviews the book 'What Mr Darwin Saw'.