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  • Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Change
    James T. Costa

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    Darwin’s Backyard

    At Down House in Kent, Charles Darwin is instructing his manservant Parslow to lower another dead pigeon into a foul-smelling pot. It is February 1856. Darwin is 47 years old. Endlessly curious, he has begun to suspect that the skeletons of different pigeon varieties will support his secretly held ideas about how species are related… Read More
  • Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory
    James T. Costa

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    Darwin, the crowdsourcer: Friends and family helped the naturalist form his famous theory

    At Down House in Kent, Charles Darwin is instructing his manservant Parslow to lower another dead pigeon into a foul-smelling pot. It is February 1856. Darwin is 47 years old. Endlessly curious, he has begun to suspect that the skeletons of different pigeon varieties will support his secretly held ideas about how species are related… Read More
  • The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation
    Randall Fuller

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    In a country on the brink of war, abolitionists found inspiration in On the Origin of Species

    Randall Fuller’s lively new volume, The Book That Changed America, draws readers into the political and intellectual foment of antebellum America on the cusp of war. In just under 300 pages, he unfolds the story of how On the Origin of Species debuted in the United States on the eve of the Civil War and… Read More