In the Origin of Species Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world.
His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the role of the Creator.
He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process. Darwin’s prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters.
‘A very important project, most beautifully realized. Sabina Radeva’s thoughtful text and gorgeous pictures together tell the story of On The Origin of Species, and of Evolution itself, with clarity, humour and great charm.’ Emma Darwin
Biophilia for Beginners
Until my early twenties, I had never really thought about Darwin. I was halfway through a doctorate in biology by then, so in retrospect this seems like a glaring omission. Naturally, I had thought...Read more