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

Reflections in Natural History.

Ever Since Darwin

The first of Stephen Jay Gould’s long-running series of popular science essay collections that first appeared in his monthly column in Natural History magazine, Ever Since Darwin covers topics including:

  • Charles Darwin;
  • human evolution;
  • evolutionary oddities;
  • recurring patterns in evolutionary history;
  • theories of the earth;
  • how organisms’ (and other structures’) shapes change with size;
  • the social and political impact of scientific theories.

As with all of Gould’s essay collections, this is a fantastic book.

Highly recommended.

  • Buy from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com (for which I receive a small commission)
  • …or, better still, buy or order a copy from your local, tax-paying independent bookshop, who could really do with the help.
Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks
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