Almost like a whale

Professor Steve Jones ( of University College London offers us (1999) Darwin’s account of evolution by natural selection illuminated by the findings of twentieth century science. Evidence is brought forward from palaeontology, geology, botany, zoology, oceanography, anthropology, microbiology, epidemiology, medicine and plate tectonics. Jones beautifully expands or enriches Darwin’s themes using Darwin’s examples – pigeons, dogs, farm creatures, bees, Galápagos finches. Flavoured with his trademark urbane wit this is Jones at his illuminating best. Highly recommended.

544 pages in Black Swan paperback edition.

ISBN 978-0552999588

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