"This book is a gem....one of the book's main strengths...the book's principal lesson, that the concept of evolution is strong, far-reaching, and fruitful (despite being much misunderstood)." Neil A. Wells, The Quarterly Review of Biology
"There are apparently eight other books in this series...this book was such fun that now I want to read them all." Neil A. Wells, The Quarterly Review of Biology
"With contributors [including] Freeman Dyson, Lewis Wolpert and Stephen J. Gould, Fabian's book reaffirms my view that the best researchers and scientists often make the best science writers: no exaggerated claims, no mysterious theories of everything, no ying and yang. Just a joy to read." Mark Pagel, Nature
"...for anyone interested in evolutionary ideas. Recommended for academic readers at all levels." Choice
Cutting across boundaries of art and science, evolution is a fundamental process that has beguiled thinkers through the ages. Now Darwin's ideas pervade all manner of disciplines from sociology to cosmology. This collection draws together world renowned thinkers and communicators with their own intriguing insights. In these essays they offer a feast of dazzling thoughts and ideas to challenge and enthrall the reader. The breadth of interest ranges from biologist Stephen Jay Gould on the evolution of evolution to Gillian Beer on the evolution of the novel.