• "Miraculously good"

    The Times
  • "Remarkable... Gould takes his readers on tough-minded rambles across the visible surface of things... extraordinary"

  • "Gould has a talent for making the scientific, and particularly the revolutionary, interesting and striking"

    Sunday Times
  • "A lovely mixture of bizarre facts, nice arguments, clever insights into the workings of evolution and a quality of writing that can make your skin prickle... Gould has given us a feast"

  • "Rather than serving up his science cold, Gould invariably puts a spin on it, taking his readers down the innumerable byways of history, literature and personal anecdote along the route to his theoretical conclusions"

    Independent on Sunday