"A fine introduction to Darwin, but a better explanation of the science, for older readers, can be found in Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's Charles Darwin: The Life of a Revolutionary Thinker (2001). (author's note) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Charles Darwin never learned to draw, so the record of his famous, five-year voyage on the Beagle consists solely of wonderfully detailed diaries, letters, and journals.
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