Science/History Books

Reviews of books about science, and the history of science.

Book reviews: ‘Charles Darwin: Voyaging’ • ‘Charles Darwin: The Power of Place’

A magnificent two-volume biography.

Book review: ‘Charles Darwin: Vol.2: The Power of Place’ by Janet Browne

Part 2 of an entertaining two-part biography of Charles Darwin.

Book review: ‘Charles Darwin: Vol.1: Voyaging’ by Janet Browne

Part 1 of an entertaining two-part biography of Charles Darwin.

Book review: ‘The Flamingo’s Smile’ by Stephen Jay Gould

Reflections in natural history.

Book review: ‘The Panda’s Thumb’ by Stephen Jay Gould

More Reflections in Natural History.

Book review: ‘Ever Since Darwin’ by Stephen Jay Gould

Reflections in Natural History.

Book review: ‘Humanism’ by Stephen Law

A very short introduction.

Book review: ‘Improbable Destinies’ by Jonathan Losos

How predictable is evolution?

Book review: ‘Built on Bones’ by Brenna Hassett

15,000 years of urban life and death.

Book review: ‘The Enlightenment’ by John Robertson

A very short introduction.