By: D Ospovat
302 pages, 6 b/w photos, 3 illus
Originally published in 1981, this book has become generally accepted as one of the most influential books about Darwin published in recent years. `...a brilliant, groundbreaking book, the first full-blooded attempt to relate Darwin's science to the biology of his day.' Adrian Desmond.
'a brilliant, groundbreaking book, the first full-blooded attempt to relate Darwin's science to the biology of his day.' Adrian Desmond 'It continues to be the best general treatment of the history of British biology of the decades immediately preceding the Origin of Species.' Nicolaas A. Rupke 'a landmark in Darwinian studies.' Stephen Jay Gould 'an impressive, erudite and provocative book.' Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 'The style is clear, the narrative fascinating. It is an original and important contribution to the Darwin literature.' New Scientist ' ... remains an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the formation of Darwin's theory in his 20 years of work after returning from the Beagle.' C. U. M. Smith, Annals of Human Biology
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