An account of relatively recent fossil discoveries in Australia dating from 100-120 million years ago when the continent was located much further south and dinosaurs lived in the polar region and were adapted to polar winter darkness and summer light.
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, USA, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 222 pages. NEW
An audacious and thought provoking book that addresses the question of man's place in nature focusing on attention on features central to humanity: mind and emotion. The author's last important work first published in 1872, this is the rare 1890 second edition including notes Darwin made anticipating a revision, and includes many of the original photographs and line drawings.
Penguin Books, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 356 pages. NEW
This selection of letters, incorporating previously unpublished material, includes letters written by Darwin and also those written to him by friends and scientific colleagues around the world, from the immediate aftermath of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species' to the eve of publication of 'Descent of Man' in 1871.
Cambridge University Press, UK, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 308 pages. NEW
With examples of how colour has affected animals in different environments the author extends understanding of the interplay of natural colour and evolution.
Simon and Shuster Uk Ltd., London, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 286 pages. NEW
Twelve essays in this volume celebrate the life, thought and influence of Darwin from a New Zealand perspective and developed from a symposium held at Knox College, Dunedin in 2009.
Hewitson Library Monograph No. 1, Dunedin 2010. Hardback, no jacket as issued. 180 pages. NEW
The first book to explore the impact of Darwin's theories on the visual arts in the 19th century, bringing together art and science in new ways. Includes essays on colour , sexual selection and beauty in the natural world, the descent of humankind and images of prehistory, impacts on ethnography, and the Impressionsist encounter with Darwinism. A sumptuous and facinating book.
Yale University Press and Fitzwilliam Museum, London, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 344 pages. NEW
A masterful telling of the collective daring of people who imaginatively speculated on the question of evolution before the publication of Darwin's great work of nineteenth century science, and to whom he owed a debt.
Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 383 pages. NEW