Apr 5, 2013 — When Women Were Birds, Terry Tempest Williams' meditation on her mom's journals, appears at No. 10.
Dec 8, 2009 — Critic Jonathan Hunt's picks include love stories between historical figures; fantasy and supernatural fiction that doesn't concern vampires or werewolves; and time traveling mysteries.
Dec 8, 2009 — Deborah Heiligman's historical novel examines the tension between Charles and Emma Darwin as the agnostic biologist and his devoutly Christian wife struggle with issues of family, faith, and science.
Nov 26, 2009 — When she needs inspiration for writing about the natural world, author Lucinda Fleeson opens Henry Beston's 1929 classic: The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod.
Apr 24, 2008 — Studying Charles Darwin's documents has evolved from visiting the library at Cambridge University to visiting a Web site. The British university has just made a trove of about 20,000 papers from Darwin's life and studies accessible online.
Apr 3, 2007 — Janet Browne talks about the life of Charles Darwin. Her new book, Darwin's Origin of Species, takes a look at the English naturalist and his theory of evolution. The biography is the latest in a series called "Books that Changed the World."
Sep 20, 2006 — Some of science's great ideas were created in homespun ways. To test his ideas on evolution, Charles Darwin and his butler dropped asparagus into a tub. Darwin's oldest son studied dead pigeons by letting them float upside down in a bowl.