||Desmond, Adrian ; Moore, James
||W. W. Norton & Company
Hailed as the definitive biography, this monumental work explains the character and paradoxes of Charles Darwin and opens up the full panorama of Victorian science, theology, and mores. The authors bring to life Darwin's reckless student days in Cambridge, his epic five-year voyage on the "Beagle," and his grueling struggle to develop his theory of evolution.