at first glance, charles darwin seems an unlikely revolutionary. growing up a shy and unassuming member of a wealthy british family, he appeared, at least to his father, to be idle and directionless. but even as a child, darwin expressed an interest in nature. later, while studying botany at cambridge university, he was offered a chance to work as an unpaid naturalist on the hms beagle, a naval vessel embarking on an exploratory voyage around the world. in the course of nearly five years at sea – during which time the beagle surveyed the coast of south america and stopped in such places as australia and, most famously, the galapagos islands – darwin took advantage of countless opportunities to observe plant and animal life and to collect both living and fossilized specimens for later study.
they have basic information such as birthdays, love lives, life events.
a biography means it was not written by the person its about, so when the narrator is speaking look for pronouns such as "he/she", because that means they are not talking about themselves.
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for america itself i do think american culture has defined whatnormal is for other contureis and forgeiners no.