James Moore (biographer)

James Moore, 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


  • 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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