Books by Nicholas Wade

Nicholas Wade is a longtime reporter for The New York Times Science Times section, which studies by the Times have shown is the most popular section of the paper around the country. Before writing for the Times, Wade was the deputy editor of Nature magazi


A TROUBLESOME INHERITANCE by Nicholas Wade
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Released: May 6, 2014

"A freethinking and well-considered examination of the evidence 'that human evolution is recent, copious, and regional.'"
Deploying his natural science background, New York Times journalist Wade (The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures, 2009, etc.) strides into the political minefield of genetic influence on racial differences. Read full book review >
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Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"A turning point, and advancement, in the science-religion debate."
A provocative account of the development of religion. Read full book review >
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Released: April 24, 2006

"A meaty, well-written, if occasionally overenthusiastic study, filled with speculation that will leave some uncomfortable and others angry."
New York Times science reporter Wade looks at how new knowledge derived from studying the human genome is changing the way we view our species' past and present. Read full book review >
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Released: Sept. 6, 2001

"A creditable attempt to explain the directions that the new technology is moving in—and the possibilities of future benefits."
A rosy but necessarily imprecise overview of the potential impact of the sequencing of the humane genome on health and medicine, assembled largely from the author's New York Times articles. Read full book review >
THE SCIENCE TIMES BOOK OF BIRDS by Nicholas Wade
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Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"All in all, a gratifying and artful blend of edification and entertainment. (line art, not seen)"
These collections intiate a new series from Lyons & Burford. Read full book review >