The Story of Life (Paperback)Professor Sir Richard Southwood (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 421 g
Dimensions: 233 x 156 x 18 mm
You will learn more from this book than any number of television programmes, and I hope that, like me, you find the unfashionable approach both refreshing and something of a relief. * British Wildlife *
As scholarly as any textbook, the book would make a ready read on an airplane trip. It can be heartily recommended to the aficionado and the student alike. It should even appeal to that eclectic readership, the general public, so that people can gain an insight into the astonighing abundance and variety, and the pedigree, of our planet's chief feature. * Norman Myers, Bioscience *
Extremely few scientists would be able to cover the entire history of life authoritatively, with wisely chosen examples and principles, presented in lucid prose, and all in fewer than 260 well-illustrated pages. Richard Southwood is one of them, has done so, and I accordingly recommend this book to scientists and public alike. * Professor E O Wilson *
Southwood displays an impressive sweep of knowledge about life . . . a swift, efficient delivery of the most important information we have on how life has blossomed on Earth. * Carl Zimmer, Nature *
This is a lovely book. It is short, nicely presented, authoritative, and friendly. This must find a place in every school library. * Jack Cohen, Biologist *
Besides being a gripping yarn, The Story of Life is an impeccable review of the science. * New Scientist *
We could all benefit from enrolling for his course. * The Scotsman *
an excellent and accessible overview. * BBC Wildlife *
Comprehensive and thorough. * Focus *
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