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Part One: AUTHOR CHAPTER 1: Stormy Waters 3 CHAPTER 2: "My Abominable Volume" 43 CHAPTER 3: Publish and Be Damned 82 CHAPTER 4: Four Musketeers 126 Part Two: EXPERIMENTER CHAPTER 5: Eyes Among the Leaves 165 CHAPTER 6: Battle of the Books 196 CHAPTER 7: Invalid 231 CHAPTER 8: The Burden of Heredity 275 Part Three: CELEBRITY CHAPTER 9: Son of a Monkey 325 CHAPTER 10: Darwin in the Drawing Room 370 CHAPTER 11: England's Green and Pleasant Land 407 CHAPTER 12: Home Is the Sailor 446 Notes 499 Bibliography 533 Acknowledgements 569 Index 573

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Janet Browne is Professor in the History of Biology at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London and is currently President of the British Society for the History of Science. She is the author of several books, including "Charles Darwin: Voyaging" (Princeton), and has served as Associate Editor of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin.


Winner of the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography Winner of the 2004 Pfizer Prize, History of Science Society "This biography is matchless in detail and compass, and one feels an abiding gratitude that Browne was willing to sacrifice so many years of her life to reconstruct Darwin's."--John Tooby, New York Times "A masterpiece... Brown took on an enormously ambitious project, and only an astonishingly skillful writer and a masterly historian could have pulled it off. She has."--Benjamin Schwarz, Atlantic Monthly "[A] sprawling, magnificent biography. Integrating the best of current scholarship with her own discoveries, Browne's account is state of the art."--Richard Milner, Scientific American "Superb... An intimate yet clinical study."--Keith Stuart Thomas, American Scientist "Soothing, unhurried, and absorbing... Browne has succeeded triumphantly in the biographer's most important task: she has made [Darwin] human."--Jane Ridley, Spectator

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