Entomologist, Evolutionary Biologist, Darwin & Wallace Scholar

  • “Outstanding. . . . A superb biographical rehabilitation of an indispensable natural scientist.” Kirkus Review, starred review
  • “[Costa] gives naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace the biography he deserves in this definitive account. . . . Comprehensive and revelatory, this is a first-rate take on an overlooked figure in scientific history.”  Publishers Weekly
  • Radical by Nature uncovers fresh details about a remarkable, idiosyncratic scientist and social activist, showing how humans’ understanding of the world was fundamentally altered by his ideas.” Foreword Reviews, starred review

Princeton University Press




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Patience, Industry, and a Fair Share of Invention - Lessons from Charles Darwin the "Experimentiser"