• "A hard, even ruthless, completion of Darwinism which is, nevertheless, exhilarating and allows for future argument"

    Melvyn Bragg, The Times
  • "Gould only enriches the texture of his writing with each successive phase-He would not be the great science writer that he is if he were not also a great humanist"

    Marek Kohn, New Statesman & Society
  • "Gould's depth and humanity fit him for Montaigne's mantle more plausibly that anyone else currently writing... Lucid, exciting, accessible"

    John Carey, Sunday Times