Adrian Desmond

Adrian John Desmond (born 1947) is an English writer on the history of science and author of books about Charles Darwin.


He studied physiology at London University and went on to study history of science and vertebrate palaeontology at University College London before researching the history of vertebrate palaeontology at Harvard University.[1] He was awarded a Ph.D. in the area of the Victorian-period context of Darwinian evolution.[2]

Desmond is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Biology Department at University College London.[3][4]



  1. Desmond, A. (1975) The Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs, Blond & Briggs: London
  2. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt page.
  3. BBC News, Darwin's twin track: 'Evolution and emancipation' .
  4. James Richard Moore, History, Humanity and Evolution: Essays for John C. Greene (2002), p. xi; Google Books.
  5. Pfizer Award Winners
  6. Mayr, Ernst (18 March 1993). "Review of Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist by Adrian Desmond and James Moore". N Engl J Med. 328: 816. doi:10.1056/NEJM199303183281121.
  7. Penguin Books author page, Adrian Desmond

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