Friday, March 17, 2006

Three New Books on Darwin and His Writings Reviewed on SciAm

Three new books are reviewed by Jonathan Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for The Beak of the Finch. His review in Scientific American, From Surmise to Sunrise: the science of life and the art of writing well, posits that biology is a discipline that naturally lends itself to great stories and story-telling; portraying scientific theory and data in the context of life and death struggles to which we as readers can relate. Read the review, then read the books!

From So Simple a Beginning: The Four Great Books of Charles Darwin
Edited by Edward O. Wilson
W. W. Norton & Company, 2006

Darwin: The Indelible Stamp: the evolution of an idea
Edited, with commentary, by James D. Watson
W. W. Norton & Company, 2006

Reef Madness: Charles Darwin, Alexander Agassiz, and the Meaning of Coral
By David Dobbs
Pantheon Books, 2005

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