Saddled with Darwin

Toby Green
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ISBN 9780571248285 Format Paperback
Published 22/01/2009 Length 388 pages

About Book

165 years after Charles Darwin embarked on the journey which produced the most radical theory of modern times, Toby Green set out to retrace his footsteps on horseback.

Green's epic journey involved close encounters with landslides, sinking mud, and pit vipers. Saddled with Darwin is a vivid account of the evolutionary changes which have convulsed South America since Darwin's time and an incisive portrait of change across a continent.

'A very good read indeed. His epic journey takes him through wild and wonderful scenery, his style is clear and unaffected, he brings to life the people he meets and he treats the whole gruelling adventure with unquenchable enthusiasm. A pleasure.' Michael Palin

'Funny, reudite, courageous and highly eccentric.' Eric Newby

  • About Toby Green

    Toby Green was born in 1974. After studying Philosophy at Cambridge University, he won a scholarship to retrace Charles Darwin's route in South America on horseback, and has since worked as a teacher, journalist, literary agent and academic.

    He is the author of a diverse body of work, including biography, criticism, history and travel literature.

    In 2007 he began a fellowship from the British Academy at Birmingham University, specializing in African history in the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

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