James Moore (biographer)

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James Moore

James Moore is a historian of science at the Open University and the University of Cambridge and visiting scholar at Harvard University, is noted as the author of several biographies of Charles Darwin.[1] As a Cambridge research scholar and a member of the teaching staff at the Open University, he has studied and written about Darwin since the 1970s, co-authoring with Adrian Desmond the major biography Darwin, and also writing The Darwin Legend, The Post-Darwinian Controversies, and many articles and reviews.


  • James Moore. (1979). The Post-Darwinian Controversies: A Study of the Protestant Struggle to Come to Terms with Darwin in Great Britain and America, 1870-1900, Cambridge University Press
  • Adrian Desmond; James Moore (1991), Darwin, Michael Joseph, Penguin Books
  • Adrian Desmond, James Moore & Janet Browne (2007), Charles Darwin, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-921354-2, retrieved 30 July 2010
  • Adrian Desmond; James Moore (2009), Darwin's Sacred Cause, Allen Lane, Penguin


  1. ^ Editorial Review (2008), "Darwin's Sacred Cause (book review)", Publishers Weekly, 255 (48): 38, ISBN 978-0547055268, retrieved 31 July 2010


  • Adrian Desmond and James Moore, Darwin, London: Michael Joseph, the Penguin Group, 1991, ISBN 0-14-013192-2
  • The Darwin Legend, Hodder & Stoughton Religious, 1995, ISBN 0-340-64243-2

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