Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. In honor of this occasion, we are participating in the blog swarm hosted by the Blog for Darwin site. Below are some suggested readings to further your understanding of Darwin and evolution:
Now in a new paperback edition, this book is a collection of Philip Appleman's poems on Darwinian themes, stunningly illustrated by internationally known printmaker Rudy Pozzatti.
Owen's Ape and Darwin's Bulldog
With the debate between Richard Owen and Thomas Huxley on the differences between the ape and human brains as its focus, this book explores several ways in which philosophical ideas and scientific practice influenced the discussion of evolution in the years before and after Darwin's publication of The Origin of Species.
Islands in the Cosmos
Forthcoming later this summer, this book traces a path from the dawn of the universe to speculations about our future on this planet. It focuses on the physical and biological processes in evolution, which interact to favor more successful, and eliminate less successful, forms of life.