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James Costa discusses “Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory at Canio’s Books
September 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Tues. Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Biologist James Costa presents Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory.
James T. Costa takes readers on a journey from Darwin’s childhood through his voyage on the HMS Beagle where his ideas on evolution began. We then follow Darwin to Down House, his bustling home of forty years, where he kept porcupine quills at his desk to dissect barnacles, maintained a flock of sixteen pigeon breeds in the dovecote, and cultivated climbing plants in the study, and to Bournemouth, where on one memorable family vacation he fed carnivorous plants in the soup dishes.