Friday, September 19, 2014

Nonfiction RC #8

I read this book for the Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2014.

Darwin & The Science of Evolution - Patrick Tott, 2001

This short book covers Darwin’s life and provides an overview of the theory of evolution.  It is part of the Abrams Discoveries series, whose books are lavishly illustrated and printed on heavyish shiny paper like coffee table books but are in fact rather small, at 7 x 5 x 0.5 inches. The account of the voyage of the Beagle was well-done. I thought the discussion of the earliest advocates and detractors of the theory of evolution was fair, with a nod to Alfred Russel Wallace. I think this pitched at thinking adults who need a brush-up on the topic or a general summary.

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