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Darwinmania

emma who reads a lot
 
Darwin
Darwin
"The best one volume biography: incredibly evocative of the period, and crammed with facts"
Charles Darwin: Voyaging
Charles Darwin: Voyaging
"The best two volume biography (!): more novelistic, comes closer to making you feel you know Darwin himself"
Charles Darwin Volume 2: The Power at Place: The Power of Place: Power of Place v. 2
Charles Darwin Volume 2: The Power at Place: The Power of Place: Power of Place v. 2
"Second volume of the above - covers the writing of the Origin and the rest of his life"
Darwin's "Origin of Species": A Biography (Books That Shook the World)
Darwin's "Origin of Species": A Biography (Books That Shook the World)
"A wonderful little book about the writing of the Origin. Really good short read"
Autobiographies (Penguin Classics)
Autobiographies (Penguin Classics)
"The man himself in his own words. Lovely to read his own voice telling the story. Don't miss this, but don't necessarily rely on it either."
On the Origin of Species
On the Origin of Species
"Not yet published, but looks likely to be the most authoritative edition yet published"
On the Origin of Species (Oxford World's Classics)
On the Origin of Species (Oxford World's Classics)
"Much cheaper than the above edition! And with a great introduction by Beer, a specialist in Darwin's cultural influence"
The Descent of Man: Selection in Relation to Sex (Penguin Classics)
The Descent of Man: Selection in Relation to Sex (Penguin Classics)
"A brilliant later work by Darwin that ranges through the natural world, from peacocks to spaniels."
The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches (Classics)
The Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches (Classics)
"If you want to know what it was like to see the world through completely fresh ideas, try this book. Amazing."
Darwin's Garden: Down House and The Origin of Species
Darwin's Garden: Down House and The Origin of Species
"Wonderful title, but surprisingly dissatisfying book. Avoid."
The Beak Of The Finch: Story of Evolution in Our Time
The Beak Of The Finch: Story of Evolution in Our Time
"Total genius, mapping one story of evolution taking place before the eyes of scientists observing Galapagan finches"
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
"Completely controversial, utterly readable, and wonderfully convincing. A classic you can't ignore, and Dawkins at his best."
Nature via Nurture: Genes, experience and what makes us human
Nature via Nurture: Genes, experience and what makes us human
"Fantastically enjoyable romp through the latest on nature vs nurture, with many surprising conclusions"
Darwin and the Barnacle
Darwin and the Barnacle
"Evocative, detailed account of the years Darwin spent avoiding the origin of species by working on tiny barnacles"
Imperial Nature: Joseph Hooker and the Practices of Victorian Science
Imperial Nature: Joseph Hooker and the Practices of Victorian Science
"A wonderful book: very academic but still readable account of Darwin's best friend, Joseph Hooker"
Ever since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History
Ever since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History
"The great writer who got me interested to begin with: Stephen Jay Gould looks at all the ways Darwin has been misused"
Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Wonderful Life: Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
"Never knew fossils of blobby backboneless sea creatures could move you to tears? Try this"
Dawkins vs. Gould: Survival of the Fittest (Revolutions in Science)
Dawkins vs. Gould: Survival of the Fittest (Revolutions in Science)
"Explains how there's still deep controversy in the world of evolutionary theory"
Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins
Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins
"Expected any minute, and knowing these authors, sure to be a treat"
Doubting Darwin?: Creationist Designs on Evolution (Blackwell Public Philosophy) (Blackwell Public Philosophy Series)
Doubting Darwin?: Creationist Designs on Evolution (Blackwell Public Philosophy) (Blackwell Public Philosophy Series)
"Makes it clear exactly how important it is for evolutionists to stick together. A clear rebuttal of Intelligent Design theory with lots of good evidence"
Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters
Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters
"A detailed systematic guide to the fossil evidence for evolution, covering the whole history of life. Targetted at creationism, and textbook quality."