The list author says: "The theory of evolution continues to develop and now contains a great many wrinkles that were unknown a generation ago. This list contains some of the books that I have found most valuable, and the books that I normally recommend when someone asks for a reading list."
"One of a series of excellent, well thought out and provocative books by someone who writes in his spare time. Not all of his facts are correct or conclusions justified, but his writings have spwaned a number of research projects."
"It is a shame that, largely because of the price, this book has not been as widely read as it should have been. It is a superb work that examines some of the key functions of the brain, and how they may fail to assume their normal roles."
"A delightful collection of essays by nine of the world's foremost primatologists, that try to answer the question, "How did we come to be the way that we are?" And come up with a great many good answers."
"This book takes the position that evolution is directionless. The author's computer models seem to support what he says. I remain very sceptical about some of his arguments, but they are well made, and the book is well worth reading."
"A superb attempt at trying to examine the role of food in evolution, and what the current degradation of the food supply may mean for all of us. An excellent example of trying to use the lessons of the past to inform out future."
"How is it that our brains have evolved so far and so fast? This is a first rate example of good science writing, that explains how genes and culture have conspired to produce us, and that any suggestion that we are a final product of evolution is almost certainly wrong."
"And here we learn that we have sex in order to combat disease... This is an elegant and well written, if not altogether convincing book. If you would like to have some thought provoking reading on the topic of evolution, this is an pleasant and stimulating book."
"The new science of evolutionary developmental biology (Evo Devo) examines the relationships between the two processes of evolution and development from an egg. This is a hot area of research, and this is one of the best books on the topic."
"Although not new, this book continues to delight and stimulate. Over the years many of the conepts have become modified and others are less cerain, but the main thesis of the book continues to be a valid hypothesis."
"Our bodies and our behaviors are the products of thousands of generations, yet the constant discordance between our biology and our social environment may be the cause of a great many problems. A superb example of applying evolutionary theory to contemporary problems."