The highly-acclaimed introduction to the life and ideas of the father of Evolution from the author of best selling The Story of Man and Scientific Curiosities
Charles Darwin has become one of the most important men in history. The quiet, unsure polymath who avoided confrontation, ensconced in his family home at Down House in Kent, was also a revolutionary who developed his idea of Natural Selection in isolation. Cyril Aydon's short biography is considered one of the best introductions to the life and ideas of Darwin.
With Darwin's legacy still in contention and the forthcoming anniversary of the publication of The Origins Species, Aydon's book is a perfect guide to the ideas as well as the man who was recently voted one of the greatest Britons of all time, and certainly one of the most influential thinkers ever.
A marvelous and immensely readable introduction to both the man and his ideas. - Good Book Guide
A shrewd guide to the life of a scientific genius. - BBC History Magazine
Aydon has given an accurate and engaging account of Darwin's life... - Country Illustrated
A masterly introduction to the world of Charles Darwin - - - Professor Ernst Mayr, Harvard University