Sunday, 30 March 2008
The Extended Organism: The Physiology of Animal-built Structure by JS Turner
Only just popular science because of the maths.
A wonderful insight into such strange things as where an organism stops and its environment begins, scuba diving spiders, mud and worms, singing crickets, social insects etc.
Clear and witty writing brings these topics to life and helps you appreciate just how far science has come from the days of "it's a miracle of god". If you are religious then of course you can now say "Evolution - it's a miracle of god".
If you are interested in Biology then worth a read. If you are interested in evolution then this is a must.
I hope he writes more.
3.5 out of 5 stars.