The Life of David Lack

by Ted Anderson

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 256 pages.

Although Ted R Anderson’s “short book is packed with interesting detail,” reviewer Paul Lawrence Farber concludes, “the biography suffers from its close focus on Lack’s writings and personal life at the expense of looking at the broader intellectual and institutional context of his work. Nonetheless, The Life of David Lack is a welcome addition to the literature on the history of evolution, and it will be of interest to all of those who teach about evolution in their classes.”