The Darwin Conspiracy by John Darnton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a very interesting take on the question of Darwin's daughter and the letters Darwin left behind. I guess I thought Darwin's voyage was more of a fact finding expedition based on a well thought out theory. Instead it was embroiled with controversy before and after Darwin's famous theories. While a lot of this is speculation and fantasy, it does pose some interesting questions and sets Darwin's theories in context. Darwin was a plant collector who was looking for new sources for plants when he discovered this area untouched by humanity. The book doesn't actually deal that much with the actual theories, but more of Darwin's personal life and conclusions.
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