Darwin's Ghosts, by Rebecca Stott: Review

Approaching the end of this book I felt deeply satisfied. I felt much more intimately connected to the stages leading up to the discovery of evolution than I had before. Stott is a gifted storyteller/historian. Other books had informed me of the thinking of each of Darwin's forerunners individually, but Stott's book conveyed a sense of what obstacles precluded the emergence of the idea at each stage and how those obstacles could be surmounted only as knowledge increased. More...

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