‘Darwin’s Backyard’ chronicles naturalist’s homespun experiments

Breeding pigeons, growing orchids and other hands-on work provided evidence for the theory of evolution

Down House

HOMEWORK  Down House, Charles Darwin’s country estate, was the scene of many homespun experiments that provided evidence for the naturalist’s theory of evolution, as described in a new book.

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