With a little more time, this could have been a great book, maybe even a "must read" for 2009, for a very wide audience.
The author strikes a remarkable balance between a level of discussion aimed at the general reader while injecting some substantial scientific information as well.
Niles Eldredge's new book on Darwin and evolutionary theory, intended as a text for lay readers, is quite good in (at least) two respects.
This is not a biography of Darwin, although it does contain many biographical details. It is, rather, a close examination of Darwin's notebooks, manuscripts, and published work to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fezziwig
"Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life" (2005) does a good job of presenting an account of Charles Darwin's life that is grounded in the primary sources left by Darwin himself. Read morePublished on June 7, 2010 by Sam Gould
Niles Eldredge is an excellent writer on evolutionary theory and he was certainly a good choice to write the companion volume for the American Museum of Natural History's 200th... Read morePublished on September 15, 2007 by David B Richman
Eldredge is the curator of the exhibit currently at the American Museum of Natural History focusing on Darwin. Read morePublished on May 6, 2007 by Kevin W. Parker
I found this book to be both highly informative as well as beautifully produced. The author, a distingished paleontologist currently at New York's American Museum of Natural... Read morePublished on January 18, 2007 by Ronald H. Clark
In some places, challenging Darwin is a cottage industry. In the US, it's almost a multi-national in size and scope. Read morePublished on March 21, 2006 by Stephen A. Haines