BOOK REVIEW: Darwin’s Wild Pursuits Around Downe

The Dispersal of Darwin

Ewa Prokop, Darwin’s Wild Pursuits Around Downe (Nottingham, UK: JMD Media Ltd., 2014), 64 pp. Illustrated by Diana Catchpole.

Ewa Prokop, who previously published a book about her time studying the English landscapes that Darwin was very close to (in Shropshire for his youth and in Downe for married life until his death), has written a book for children that uses Darwin’s studies of flora and fauna around the village of Downe as a means to teach about evolution by natural selection. In Darwin’s Wild Pursuits Around Downe, she does this through fourteen short stories placing Darwin in conversation with various wildlife in the countryside surrounding his home of four decades, Down House. For an article on a UK website, Prokop said, “People often focus on the exotic species Darwin discovered when on his Beagle voyage, but I wanted to highlight the amazing range of wildlife that could…

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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One Response to BOOK REVIEW: Darwin’s Wild Pursuits Around Downe

  1. shreya says:

    The review of the book is quite interesting. I was not aware of such book but surely I am going through it at the earliest.

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