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2018 Finalist: Young Adult Science Book

Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory, by James T. Costa. W.W. Norton & Co., 2017.


Many Darwin biographies merely examine how and why he came to draft the Origin of Species. This book is about so much more. It is a highly recommended and required read for all those who wish to more fully understand the scientist and the origin of his ideas.