The Reluctant Mr. Darwin

An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin And the Making of His Theory of Evolution

by David Quammen

Hardcover, 304 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $22.95 | purchase

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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin
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An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin And the Making of His Theory of Evolution
Author
David Quammen

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Traces the twenty-one-year period between Charles Darwin's original idea about natural selection and the publication of On the Origin of Species, in an account that draws on his secret "transmutation" notebooks and personal letters to offer insight into his experiences as a cautious naturalist.