Books by Janet Browne

Professor Janet Browne specializes in the life sciences, natural history and evolutionary biology from the 17th to the 20th century. She has published on Charles Darwin, including his illness, the history of botany, and early ideas on the geography of ani


DARWIN’S ORIGIN OF SPECIES by Janet Browne
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2007

"Another fine entry in Atlantic's Books That Changed the World series (see P.J. O'Rourke's On the Wealth of Nations, Jan. 2007)."
Concise history of the paradigm-altering book. Read full book review >
CHARLES DARWIN by Janet Browne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2002

"A richly detailed, vivid, and definitive portrait with not a word wasted: the best life of Charles Darwin in the modern literature."
Continuing where Charles Darwin: Voyaging (1995) left off, the British science historian completes her brilliant two-volume biography. Read full book review >
CHARLES DARWIN by Janet Browne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"An exciting and richly evocative portrait of one of the most important thinkers in scientific history that leaves the reader wishing the second volume were already on hand. (48 pages photos and 4 maps, not seen)"
This first volume of a definitive new Darwin biography is full of insight into both the man and his era. Read full book review >