Top 2016 Evolution Books

These are my top twenty picks for evolution books published in 2016. They span the topics range from the scientific basis of evolution to monographs on specific evolutionary phenomena (e.g. reticulate evolution) to higher evolutionary theory. YMMV, and they are not ranked in any ways. Included is the text blurb; …

Problems with Astrobiology

Astrobiology is a field of science thatĀ investigatesĀ the origin and evolution of life, and its possible permutations elsewhere in the universe. As far as the former aspect is concerned, it is not at all an original research program. Most of what counts as astrobiological research is routine abiogenesis research, historical geology, …

Top 2016 Phylogenetics Book

This is my top phylogenetics book published in 2016, a book that fits in with my latest research interests: Phylogenies in Ecology. YMMV. Included is the text blurb; personal review available on request! Want more book recommendations? Check out the other top 2016 book lists: Zoology; Invertebrates; Arthropods; Vertebrates; Humans …

Top 2016 Human Biology Books

These are my picks for the top twenty human biology and primatology books published in 2016. These books cover topics as diverse as gibbon evolution, cultural evolution, and primate cognition. YMMV, and they are not ranked in any way. Included are the text blurbs; personal reviews available on request! Want …

Top 2016 Arthropod Books

These are my picks for the top five arthropod books published in 2016, including a diving beetle catalogue, mites, and extracellular matrices. YMMV, and they are not ranked in any way. Included are the text blurbs; personal reviews available on request! Want more book recommendations? Check out the other top …

Top 2016 Invertebrate Zoology Books

These are my picks for the top three invertebrate zoology books published in 2016: myxozoans, nervous systems, and cnidarians. Keep in mind there is a separate list for arthropods only. YMMV, and they are not ranked in any way. Included are the text blurbs; personal reviews available on request! Want …

The Early Opposition to Mendelism, 1900-1906

We all learn about Gregor Mendel’s pea experiments in school. The typical afterstory says that his papers from 1866 went unnoticed until Hugo de Vries, Carl Correns, and Erich von Tschermak-Seysenegg rediscovered them in 1900 and Mendel’s laws then quickly became mainstream biology. As a summary, this is true, but …

Top 2015 Popular Environmental Books

These are my top 10 popular environmental books for 2015. All the topics are covered, from environmental ethics and philosophy, to the economics and politics of environmentalist action (and inaction), to the roles of personal responsibility in ensuring sustainability. Personal reviews available on request! See the rest of this year’s …