The Origin of Species Updated
By Steve Jones
Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345422774, 416pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2001
Jones is a writer of engaging wit and dazzling erudition and has been called "the British Carl Sagan." Using modern examples the AIDS virus, the puzzles of sexual selection, the physiology and psychology of pets, and the unparalleled genetic success of our own species he shows the power and immediacy of Darwin's great argument and makes us appreciate how it makes life make sense. Eye-opening and entertaining, filled with astonishing facts, amusing anecdotes, and the very latest research, Darwin's Ghost is contemporary science writing at its very best.
" "From the Hardcover edition."
"There are few better or more entertaining accounts of the evolutionary process in print today than Darwin's Ghost."
--The New York Times Book Review
"FASCINATING AND WITTY. . . WRITTEN WITH GREAT AUTHORITY AND A FLUID STYLE . . . [STEVE JONES IS A] SUPERIOR COMMUNICATOR--HUMANE, APPROACHABLE, FUNNY."
--The Boston Sunday Globe