Book Reviews



July 21st, 2014

Darwin Deleted

July 21, 2014

In Science Magazine for July 18 there appears a review of a provocative new book. In Darwin Deleted author Peter Bowler argues our understanding of evolutionary processes would be greatly altered had Charles Darwin not introduced his thinking to the world in 1859 with the publication of On the Origin of Species.

March 22nd, 2014

Humans: Last but not first

March 22, 2014

The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution.

Henry Ge

University of Chicago Press, 2013

April 21st, 2013

Excellent Survey for the General Reader

April 21, 2013

Masters of the Planet

by Ian Tattersall

Palgrave MacMillan 2012

266 pp., illistrations, $17.64 from Amazon

Reviewed by Jay Greene

February 9th, 2013

Agassiz - Creator or Creationist?

February 09, 2013

Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
Author: Christoph Irmscher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2013. 448 pp. $35

Reviewed by Kevin Padian in Nature

September 30th, 2009

The Evidence for Evolution

September 30, 2009

Two new books examine the evidence for evolution, each author approaching this timely and controversial subject from a slightly different perspective but each finding the evidence solid and irrefutable. Reviewer Laurence D.

May 18th, 2007

The Ape in the Tree: An Intellectual and Natural History of Proconsul

May 18, 2007

teaser: By Alan Walker and Pat Shipman

This book, written for the general public, details the history of one of the lesser known branches in our family tree. The subject is the genus Proconsul, a primate that lived in Africa some 18 million years ago during the Miocene epoch.

May 9th, 2007

The Wisdom of the Bones

May 10, 2007

Teaser: By Alan Walker and Pat Shipman

March 14th, 2007

Recommended Reading

March 15, 2007

Teaser: Recommended reading for students seeking a survey of the discipline and also for the general reader interested in obtaining a thorough overview of the study of human origins.

Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins (Zimmer);

The Complete World of Human Evolution (Stringer & Andrews)

Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction (Wood)

February 27th, 2003

The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850

February 28, 2003

Teaser: By Brian J. Fagan, Basic Books, 2001, Hardcover, 272 pages, $26.00

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February 25th, 2003

Darkness in El Dorado

February 26, 2003

How Science and Journalists Devastated the Amazon

Teaser: By Patrick Tierney, Photographs by Valdir Cruz, W. W. Norton & Co., 2000, Hardcover, 440 pages, 35 photographs, $27.95

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