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Darwin's Island by Steve Jones
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Mar 25, 2012

it was amazing
Read from June 11 to 28, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

It seems to be a common misconception that The Origin of Species is the only book written (or merely the only one of any importance) by Darwin. This book seeks to disillusion the reader that holds this conception; it reads in part like a biography, charting the man's activities and efforts through life, and part like a modern update on his ideas, with the reflections only available from many passing years of scientific advance and insight. The author is profound with an injection of humour - making the book a pleasure to read, providing an overview of the worlds of biology and evolutionary science - and the man who is undoubtedly its greatest contributor.

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