James T. Costa

Entomologist, Evolutionary Biologist, Darwin & Wallace Scholar

AAAS & SB copy
2018 Finalist


Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led To A Big Theory

  •  “[Costa] has done something very important with this new book: He has brought Darwin fully to life. . . . Costa has written an intimate and big-hearted book. In its pages, readers will discover the real Darwin, a complicated man behind a revolutionary theory.”
    – Christopher Kemp, Science
  • “So much more than a biography. . . . [Darwin’s Backyard] is accessible and fun.”
    – Booklist (starred review)


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