Why Evolution is True - Oxford Landmark Science (Paperback)Jerry A. Coyne (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 248 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 22 mm
Review from previous edition One of the very best and most important book on evolution for broad audiences in at least 50 years. * Douglas J. Futuyma, Trends in Ecology and Evolution *
A scholarly, yet delightfully readable account. * Tom Tregenza, Current Biology, Volume 19 *
We must present the evidence, and Jerry Coyne's book does an excellent job of it. * Massimo Pigliucci, Science *
Evolution is true...Coyne displays it for us in a way that no objective reader could fail to find compelling. * Richard Dawkins, TLS *
'Why Evolution is True'is outstandingly good. * Richard Dawkins, TLS *
Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light. * Richard Dawkins, TLS *
His coverage is enviably comprehensive, yet he simultaneously manages to keep the book compact and readable. * Richard Dawkins, TLS *
Coyne's book is just what we needed in this bicentennial year to anchor Darwin where he belongs. * Nigel Hawkes, The Times *
A clear, engaging, accessible explanation of the evidence for evolution. * Massimo Pigliucci, Science *
Excellent volume. * Clive Cookson, Financial Times *
Lucid, thorough and eminently readable, this book is a delight from start to finish. * Doug Johnstone, Scotsman.com *
Coyne gives a clear and engaging overview of what evolution is, and how it works. * BBC Focus *
Coyne is as graceful a stylist and as clear a scientific explainer as Darwin himself (no mean feat). It's one of the best single-volume introductions to evolutionary theory ever. * Wired magazine *
A masterfully concise reinstating of [Darwin's] big idea. * Karen Shook, THE *
There are many superb books on evolution, but this one is superb in a new way - it explains the latest evidence for evolution lucidly, thoroughly, and with devastating effectiveness. * Steven Pinker *
For anyone who wishes a clear, well-written explanation of evolution by one of the foremost scientists working on the subject, 'Why Evolution is True' should be your choice. * E. O. Wilson *
I once wrote that anybody who didn't believe in evolution must be stupid, insane or ignorant, and I was then careful to add that ignorance is no crime. I should now update my statement: aybody who doesn't believe in evolution is stupid, insane, or hasn't read Jerry Coyne. * Richard Dawkins *
An engaging and accessible account of one of the most important ideas ever conceived by mankind. The book is a stunning achievement, written by one of the world's leading evolutionary biologists. Coyne has produced a classic. * Neil Shubin, author of 'Your Inner Fish' *
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