A sumptuous photobook of pigeon varieties.
Today marks the 196th anniversary of the birth of one of my favourite mini-heroes of science, W.B. Tegetmeier.
Darwin rises yet further in my esteem
On 3rd May 1858, the first reviewer of ‘On the Origin of Species’, Whitwell Elwin, politely suggested Darwin might do better writing a book about pigeons.
How (supposedly) Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' was nearly not published.