The story in this book takes place in a school where, once a year, during the month which coincides with the anniversary of Charles Darwin s birth, the story of evolution is taught in an interdisciplinary manner, across every subject. Fifteen-year-old Lucía Sapiens creeps into every corner of its pages. By asking questions, in the style of a 19th-century education movement known as the Science of Common Things , she gets her teachers who use a learning method devised by the author to reveal details about Darwin s familysituation, his affinity for natural history, his experience at school and university, and his expedition around the world on board HMS Beagle, providing us with a detailed explanation of the theory of evolution by natural selection. Lucía Sapiens represents all those young students who are keen to find out where living creatures come from and understand how we arrived where we are today. Lucía Sapiens symbolises a search for knowledge and takes us by the hand on a journey through the amazing world of learning.
Doctor in Philosophy and Education Sciences and holder of a Special Doctoral Award, conducts research into the teaching of Darwinism in Spain and England. She is the author of Darwinismo y manuales escolares en España en el siglo XIX (1870-1902), as well as a number of other publications on this subject in newspapers and scientific journals. She is a member of the Spanish History of Education Society (SEDHE). Since 2002, she has been an associate researcher at the MANES (UNED) Research Centre. In 2008, she was appointed fellow of the Linnean Society of London, and in 2010 became a member of the Society for the History of Natural History (SHNH), which she now represents in Spain.