Recommended reads, helpful links, and other curiosities.
‘It ain’t so much the things we don’t know that get us in trouble.
It’s the things we know that ain’t so.’
On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (Read the First Edition online)
This is the first edition of Charles Darwin’s most famous work. It was published 24 November 1859
More titles from Charles Darwin: Journal of Researches (or Voyage of the Beagle), The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex, The expression of the emotions in man and animals.
Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin
In this classic work, Kropotkin proposes Mutual Aid as a law of Nature and chief factor of progressive evolution.
More works of Petr Kropotkin at the Kropotkin Archives
Edward O. Wilson
A classic of Animal behavior, first published in 1975, it was influential enough to create a new discipline with the same name.
Stephanie J. Tyler
Between October 1965 and October 1968, Stephanie Tyler spent close to 4000 hours observing the semi-feral ponies in the New Forest. Her pioneering study is a “classic” in horse behaviour literature.
A pioneering study by Joel Berger on the behavior and ecology of the wild horses in the Great Basin Desert of Nevada,
Bruce J. McFadden
“This book synthesizes the large body of data and research relevant to an understanding of fossil horses from several disciplines including biology, geology and paleontology.”