The Origin of Species (Classics of World Literature) The book that underpinned Darwin's theory of Natural selection - OK if you can stand the language
The Voyage of the Beagle (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) Background to Darwin's travels which gave him evidence for his theories
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin (Thinker's Library) Well why not? He had a lot to say
The Descent of Man: Selection in Relation to Sex (Penguin Classics) More from Darwin here centring on Man, and sexual selection
On Evolution: The Development of the Theory of Natural Selection (Hackett Classics) Darwin was very keen on orchids
The Natural History of Selborne (Penguin English Library) White is regarded by many as England's first ecologist and one of the founders of modern respect for nature. This book was the fourth most published book in Eng
Gilbert White: A biography of the author of The Natural History of Selborne Originally published in 1986,this won the Whitbread Biography of the Year award
Silent Spring (Penguin Modern Classics) The book is widely credited with helping launch the environmental movement.
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA First published in May 1965 when Reverend William Keble Martin was 88,this book was the result of sixty years’ meticulous fieldwork and exquisite painting skill
Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science: And Other Lessons from a Life in Science This is the background to one of the most important developments in molecular biology