Books by Edward J. Larson

AN EMPIRE OF ICE by Edward J. Larson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2011

"A satisfying tale of adventure and exploration."
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Larson (History/Pepperdine Univ.; A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign, 2007, etc.) sheds new light on the famous three-way race to the South Pole. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Smartly conceived, beautifully wrought campaign history, bound to entertain and inform."
Pulitzer Prize–winner Larson (Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory, 2004, etc.) vividly recounts America's first overtly partisan election. Read full book review >
EVOLUTION by Edward J. Larson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: May 11, 2004

"Thoroughly readable, evenhanded, and well documented."
A brisk survey of the origins and development of modern biology's key idea. Read full book review >
EVOLUTION’S WORKSHOP by Edward J. Larson
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 2001

"Thoughtfully conceived and expertly written, this is a good companion for travelers to the islands and students of the history of science alike."
An absorbing study of the role of the South American island chain in shaping evolutionary theory. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 16, 1997

"A learned and absorbing book, especially in its account of the reverberations of the Scopes trial in recent American history."
A recapitulation of the celebrated 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tenn.—but one that goes far beyond the courtroom in its analysis. Read full book review >