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Matt Ridley is the author of several award-winning books, including Genome, The Agile Gene, and The Red Queen, which have sold more than 800,000 copies in twenty-seven languages worldwide. He lives in England.
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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuinte — 803 cópias
Darwin (Norton Critical Edition) (1970) — Contribuinte, algumas edições658 cópias
The English Landscape: Its Character and Diversity (1700) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
The Year the World Went Mad (2022) — Prefácio, algumas edições14 cópias

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enjoyed it- sometimes felt the author was injecting personal opinions-but it is a popular science book so I guess that is to be expected. Great springboard to lead to further reading
 
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cspiwak | outras 47 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
An evolutionary perspective on sex, mating, beauty and other pieces of human nature. Inspires to think about the deep reasons for our desires and behavior. Also the idea of the red queen (constant conflict which spurs evolution but doesn't give any side a hude advantage) can be imaginativly applied to other systems. I'm happy i was introduced to this perspective and i think i need to strengthen my understanding of it with other books. Someone recommended me to read Steve Pinker.
 
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rubyman | outras 23 resenhas | Feb 21, 2024 |
Stay away from an audio book version at any cost.
 
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Den85 | outras 11 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Everything around us has evolved from a bottom-up manner. But we tell stories that it came in a top-down, one-man-redefined-the-field way. We fail to appreciate randomness, environment and various other factors that led to a change. Matt Ridley call this as an argument of creationists, whereas the world has really evolved. The entire book is a convincing argument on various facets of our life and how it has evolved.

I now really appreciate the concepts of emergence and complexity much better thru this fantastic, well researched and lucidly written book.

It’s an excellent book that deserves five stars. But it is deliciously repetitive. To get the best out of it, I recommend you to read one chapter with enough breaks. You will love it.
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Obras
22
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Membros
10,407
Popularidade
#2,282
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
145
ISBNs
203
Idiomas
21
Favorito
29

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