Books by Christopher Wills

Released: May 1, 2013

"For general readers, an essentially optimistic view of earth's ecological problems and the role humans have played in creating them and can play in solving them."
A field biologist with camera in hand travels around the planet to discover the factors that lead to the survival of balanced ecosystems. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"More important than this clearly optimistic vision are the cogent arguments about our evolutionary path to date and that make possible the uniquely human qualities of language, culture, and civilization."
Building on earlier ideas (presented in The Runaway Brain, 1993, and Exons, Introns and Talking Genes, 1991), Wills, an English evolutionary biologist transplanted to the Univ. of Calif., San Diego, makes a cogent case for the continued and even more rapid future evolution of our species. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"An impressive compendium of data and theories of human evolution, along with the author's own speculations—sure to trigger controversy in a field known for contention."
Remember the ``mitochondrial Eve'' (popularly interpreted to mean that we're all descended from an African mom upward of 200,000 years ago)? Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 20, 1991

"Overall, though, a first- rate exposition by someone who must be a super teacher."
Wills (Biology/Univ. of Cal. at San Diego) serves up a full platter in this insider's view of biology's ``Big Science'' project. Read full book review >