Thursday, 27 December 2007

Dawkins Vs. Gould: Survival of the Fittest by Kim Sterelny

Slim and readable.

I had read all of Dawkins and nothing by Gould and saw this as a necessary scene setter before diving into Gould's work. It worked in this role very well by giving a great overview of the various areas of agreement and dispute.

Easy to read for the non-specialist, I whizzed through it in an afternoon.

A fantastic suggested reading section, split down by chapter and with quick summary reviews of the suggestions which also gives details of which are suitable for the non-technical reader. This section alone is almost worth the cover price. I added significant length to my wish list after reading this book.

3.5 out of 5 stars.

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