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How Darwin found universal evolutionary truths in simple yet ingenious home-spun experiments.
“If you’ve ever fantasized walking and conversing with the great scientist on the subjects that consumed him, and now wish to add the fullness of reality, read this book.” — Edward O. Wilson
“Darwin’s Backyard, is a passionate but balanced celebration of the Victorian scientist’s lifelong obsession with enquiry and how the fields and meadows around his home were a microcosm of the wider world... Costa more than achieves his stated goals of revealing the evolution of Darwin’s insights and the relevance of his methods now.” — Nature
“It is a charming book about Darwin’s homespun experiments...” — Times Literary Supplement
“...excellent Darwin's Backyard... James Costa has written an intimate and big-hearted book. In its pages, readers will discover the real Darwin, a complicated man behind a revolutionary theory.” — Science Lives
“With Darwin's Backyard, Costa has written an intimate and big-hearted book. In its pages, young readers will discover the complicated man behind the revolutionary theory.” — Science Magazine
Long-Listed — AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books, 2018