The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution by David Quammen
Reviewed by Gregory M. Lamb
Christian Science Monitor
"If scientists printed their own paper money, says David Quammen, the face of Charles Darwin would be on the bill. Darwin is that important. The ideas he espoused in The Origin of Species in 1859 were 'profoundly original, and dangerous, and thrilling,' Quammen writes, making Origin not only one of the most important books about science in the last several centuries, but one of the most important books ? period. But while Darwin's name and book are well known, his real ideas are not, says Quammen in The Reluctant Mr. Darwin." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.