The Reluctant Mr. Darwin

The Reluctant Mr. Darwin

An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

By David Quammen

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393059816, 304pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2006

Drawing from Charles Darwins secret "transmutation" notebooks and his personal letters, acclaimed science journalist Quammen has sketched a vivid life portrait of the man whose work never ceases to be controversial.