The Origin of Species was a world-shattering book with important social and political consequences as well as changing the scientific paradigm in biology. See Paul’s review of a “biography” of Darwin’s book.
Click on above link to see my review of Erik Schmeller’s book on the perceptions of English and American writers on race and nation, 1833 to 1914.
In 2001 I reviewed Bernard Crick’s collection of political essays entitled Crossing Borders. I knew Bernard well as he was my PhD supervisor at LSE, and an inspiring scholar. He died in 2008. As a tribute I am attaching my review of his book. Click on:
These medical and moral issues are discussed in Cole Turner’s book reviewed by Paul. Click below.
David Quammen’s sumptuous illustrated edition of Darwin’s Origin of Species appeared in time to celebrate the 150 years since the publication of this world-shattering book. The wide range of portraits, paintings, photos, engravings, press coverage, botanical and zoological specimens also give insight into Darwin’s life and times, and quiet but relentlessly inquiring mind.
My 2009 review of this book is attached (click link).