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The Voyage of the Beagle

The Voyage of the Beagle© 1839 Charles Darwin448 pages* As a young man, Charles Darwin lacked sharp direction. His father wanted him to become a doctor, but he hated the sight of blood.  His passion was natural philosophy, the observation … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin

The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of his Theory of Evolution© 2006 Peter Quammen304 pages, including chronology, bibliography, notes, and index. I intended to read this for the week of Charles Darwin’s birthday … Continue reading

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