How small experiments led to a big theory.
Voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the discovery of evolution by Wallace and Darwin.
On 14 May 1856, Charles Darwin recorded in his journal that, on the advice of his friend Charles Lyell, after almost 20 years exploring the subject, he had finally begun writing a ‘sketch’ of his ideas on species.
A long-overdue biography of the Victorian scientist, mountaineer, and public intellectual.
A magnificent two-volume biography.