A Fresh Look at Darwin

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Science  17 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5802, pp. 1086-1087
DOI: 10.1126/science.1132799

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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin. An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution. By David Quammen. Norton, New York, 2006. 304 pp. $22.95, C$30. ISBN 0-393-05981-2.

The author's concise account of Darwin's life and discoveries is both fresh and insightful.