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The Monkey’s Voyage

by Alan de Queiroz

New York: Basic Books, 2014. 368 pages.

“In The Monkey’s Voyage, de Queiroz argues that long-distance dispersal is a crucial process in biogeography, and that vicariance biogeography, ‘while taking advantage of cladistics and incorporating continental drift, also made a turn down an intellectual cul-de-sac,’” writes reviewer Nicholas J. Matzke.

Wallace, Darwin, and the Origin of Species

by James T. Costa

Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press, 2014. 331 pages.

Assessing Costa’s account of how Alfred Russel Wallace arrived at the idea of evolution through natural selection, reviewer Charles H.

Process and Providence: The Evolution Question at Princeton, 1845–1929

by Bradley J. Gundlach

Grand Rapids (MI): Wm B Eerdmans, 2013. 408 pages.

Reviewer Matthew Morris describes Process and Providence as providing “a richly detailed history of Presbyterian responses to the ‘evolution question’ as it developed at the College of New Jersey (today Princeton University) and the related but separate Princeton T

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought

edited by Michael Ruse

New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 568 pages.

Ruse’s encyclopedia, if expensive, offers “a clear survey of the state of contemporary scholarship” on Darwin and his thought, including “a thirty-page introduction by Ruse which details in broad strokes Darwin’s life, his ideas, and their influence,” writes reviewer John M. Lynch.

Darwin: Portrait of a Genius

by Paul Johnson

New York: Viking, 2012. 164 pages.

Johnson’s biography of Darwin not only is derivative and unexciting but also “says some strange things,” writes reviewer John M. Lynch.

America’s Darwin: Darwinian Theory and US Literary Culture

edited by Tina Gianquitto and Lydia Fisher

Athens (GA): University of Georgia Press, 2014. 400 pages.

According to reviewer Christoph Irmscher, America’s Darwin collects fourteen essays that chart, from different angles and with different methods, the ways in which American writers and scientists have tried to normalize Darwin’s heterodox vision and integrate it into the c

Darwin and His Children: His Other Legacy

by Tim M. Berra

New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 248 pages.

“At first glance, the topic of the lives of Darwin’s children may seem esoteric and trivial and only of interest to a few Darwinophiles,” writes reviewer Sara B. Hoot. “But reconsider.

In Praise of Darwin: George Romanes and the Evolution of a Darwinian Believer

by J. David Pleins

New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. 397 pages.

Darwin’s disciple George Romanes wrote a poem on the death of his mentor, and, reviewer John Holmes writes“Pleins has made Romanes’s poem available to modern readers in full, editing it from a recently rediscovered typescript and including

Dealing with Darwin: Place, Politics, and Rhetoric in Religious Engagements with Evolution

by David N. Livingstone

Baltimore (MD): The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 265 pages.

“Livingston believes that the controversies surrounding Darwinism always reflect the special circumstances of the place where they occurred,” writes reviewer J. David Hoeveler.

From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women’s Rights in Gilded Age America

by Kimberly A. Hamlin

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. 256 pages.

According to reviewer Tina Gianquitto, From Eve to Evolution is mandatory reading “[f]or anyone curious about the reception of evolutionary theory by women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.” She explains that it “addresses a substantial void in our under


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