The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life, by David Quammen


(Mark D.) #1

Just got a recommendation for this book from a relative and a from a Fb friend. Was hoping to see what the biologists here thought of it but it doesn’t seem to have been reviewed. I can find reviews online with no problem but I’m wondering if it is on anyone’s radar here?


(Stephen Matheson) #2

I haven’t read it but it was reviewed at the NY Times a few days ago. The review suggests that the book is less about a new view of life and more about Carl Woese. Which would still be worth reading for sure. Quammen is very good, and his Song of the Dodo is one of my favorites of all time.


(Stephen Matheson) #3

It was also reviewed at Nature. Perhaps my colleagues at Current Biology will publish a review, too, I don’t know. But yes the book has been reviewed, I would say extensively.