To get your fill of Charles Darwin, listen to the Guardian's Science Weekly podcast. On the podcast with Alok Jha are Poet Laureate Ruth Padel, University College London's Steve Jones, and Cambridge University's Gillian Beer, to discusses Darwin's writings and what he read. Padel recommends the Voyage of the Beagle (she calls it "fresh, vivid and personal"); Jones likes The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals ("terminally weird"); and Beer discusses the books that Darwin himself read (he liked novels as long as there was a happy ending).
The Words Darwin Wrote and Read
Jun 22, 2009