From Gould to Dawkins: Best evolution books
By TOM CHIVERS - TELEGRAPH
Added: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 06:59:13 UTC
Best evolutionary biology books, from Stephen Jay Gould to Richard Dawkins
Tom Chivers picks his favourite five books from a scientific field, this time evolutionary biology, including Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins and Stephen Jay Gould.
A disclaimer: these are not the definitive top five popular science books on evolution. They couldn't be; there are thousands I haven't read. Other people have suggested works by E O Wilson, Michael Shermer, Peter Medawar and dozens more. And, of course, I felt that including On The Origin of Species would be cheating slightly. But, of the books I've read, these are my favourites.
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