Darwin Day

Today is Darwin’s 200th birthday and in November will be the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.

An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore and the makers of the documentary do a great job in presenting the global warming issue. Highly recommended as it is about a very important issue of our times.

The Third Chimpanzee

This is a good, though somewhat dated, book about the rise of Homo Sapiens. While eminently readable and full of interesting information, I found the focus on nuclear or environmental holocaust to be a hindrance.

The First Human

The First Human is a good and readable book about the search for the oldest hominin fossils. It describes the science, the fieldwork as well as the disputes in the field of paleoanthropology.