• "In the current intellectual and political climate, there is a desperate need to return to the real biology of real organisms, including human beings, in a real world. For the general reader wanting to know how this might be done, there can be no better guide than Rose's book"

    New Scientist
  • "Written with admirable clarity and force... I can't imagine anyone who wanted enlightenment coming away from this book empty-handed"

  • "Essential reading for anyone interested in biology and evolution"

    Times Higher Education Supplement
  • "There is no denying his skill as a writer...a flowing, elegant scientific treatise"