Origin of Species: Additional evolution texts

Hello Origin Readers,

We discussed some additional texts that may be of interest to anyone enjoying Origin of Species last night during our conference call.  In case you’re interested in exploring them, here is the list of books mentioned and links of where to find them. 

‘The Annotated Origin’ by James Costa (it’s a good supplemental text for the classic ‘Origin’): 
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/<wbr/>catalog/DARANN.html
(Harvard University Press, you can preview the text before purchase)

 http://www.amazon.com/<wbr/>Annotated-Origin-Facsimile-<wbr/>First-Species/dp/0674032810/<wbr/>ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&<wbr/>qid=1254694039&sr=8-1(Amazon link – it’s cheaper here). 

Twogreat books about the Cambrian Explosion, albeit from totally differentperspectives (you’ll notice that Conway Morris not-so-subtly dissesGould at some points of his text): 

‘Wonderful Life’ by Stephen J. Gould
http://www.amazon.com/<wbr/>Wonderful-Life-Burgess-Nature-<wbr/>History/dp/039330700X/ref=sr_<wbr/>1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=<wbr/>1254881597&sr=8-3
 
and

‘The Crucible of Creation’ by Simon Conway-Morris
http://www.amazon.com/<wbr/>Crucible-Creation-Burgess-<wbr/>Shale-Animals/dp/0192862022/<wbr/>ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&<wbr/>qid=1254881576&sr=1-1

Finally, one book by tonight’s speaker, Jonathan Weiner, ‘The Beak of the Finch’
http://www.amazon.com/Beak-<wbr/>Finch-Story-Evolution-Time/dp/<wbr/>067973337X 

Enjoy!

Stephanie Aktipis

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