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An invaluable source book on the reactions of important thinkers to Darwin's ideas and to the man himself. In addition, [Glick] has created an entertaining volume that lends itself to browsing and to sparking unlikely connections.(Choice)
Wonderful nuggets of information can be gleaned from What about Darwin?, a splendid compilation of opinions of the great (and not so great) who read Darwin's works. This volume is terrific fun. Like Tennyson, get two copies; one for yourself and one to put on the side table in the guest bedroom.(Michael Ruse Quarterly Review of Biology)
What about Darwin? is a simply delightful book to browse through.(Glenn Branch Reports of the National Center for Science Education)
Thomas F. Glick is a professor of history at Boston University and has written widely on Darwin. Among his many books are Negotiating Darwin: The Vatican Confronts Evolution, 1877–1902, also published by Johns Hopkins; The Reception of Darwinism in the Iberian World; and The Comparative Reception of Darwinism.
For students and scholars doing research on Darwin's life, this book is extremely helpful.
This book is an excellent sourcebook and starting point for any scholar who is intrigued by the impact and influence of Darwin on 19th and 20th century thinking.
Unfortunately, in my opinion, many of the quotes have little usefulness beyond that limited purpose.
This book puts Darwin in context by presenting what numerous other people from various walks of life said about him and his ideas. Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by Irfan A. Alvi
In order to truly appreciate and enjoy this book, I believe you would have to be someone who is a serious fan of the English naturalist. Read morePublished on September 17, 2010 by Marilyn Dalrymple
This is not a book about Darwin's theory of evolution. It is a biographical dictionary that allows the reader to pick a familiar name and search to see if they had any observations... Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by Charles M. Nobles
This scholarly book is not "about Darwin," but is instead "about the dissemination and acceptance of Darwin's ideas. Read morePublished on June 15, 2010 by Lynne E.
The idea behind this book is that Darwin influenced a vast range of people. The author mostly used two kinds of documents. Read morePublished on June 4, 2010 by Mom and Teacher
I loved this cross section of opinions about Darwin and what he wrought. Many of the ideas and notions expressed surprised me as much as by whom they are accredited as by what... Read morePublished on May 20, 2010 by Robin Simmons
I found "What about Darwin?: All Species of Opinion from Scientists, Sages, Friends, and Enemies Who met, Read, and Discussed the Naturalist Who Changed the World" to be somewhat... Read morePublished on May 13, 2010 by Wilhelmina Zeitgeist
Based on the other books he has written, Dr. Glick appears to very knowledgeable about Darwin. Sadly, this book doesn't display Dr. Glick's knowledge very well. Read morePublished on May 2, 2010 by Tim Warneka
This book, I must confess, is not what I expected and I'm a bit disappointed in it. I had envisioned a history of how the scientific theory of evolution and its originator, Charles... Read morePublished on May 1, 2010 by Roger D. Launius