Books by Niles Eldredge

Niles Eldredge has been a paleontologist on the curatorial staff of the American Museum of Natural History since 1969. His specialty is the evolution of trilobites: a group of extinct arthropods that lived between 543 and 245 million years ago. Eldredge's

Released: May 1, 2010

"The detailed focus on Darwin's scientific pursuits makes this book a good complement to the personal portrait offered in Deborah Heiligman's Charles & Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith (2009). (Biography. 10-14)"
This engaging and insightful biography focuses primarily on Darwin's five-year voyage aboard the Beagle and the years following in which he formulated and published his revolutionary theories on evolution and natural selection. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1998

"One can only hope that the throngs attending the exhibition absorb and act on the message."
From a leading paleontologist, a book (not a catalogue) to complement a show: the American Museum of Natural History's first "issues" exhibition, opening this spring in New York City, with curator Eldredge in charge. Read full book review >
DOMINION by Niles Eldredge
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Makes sense, but is anyone outside the members of the choir listening?"
The latest on human evolution from our man at New York City's American Museum of Natural History (Dept. of Invertebrates), who views the future with alarm. Read full book review >
Released: May 12, 1995

A close-up of infighting between ``ultra-Darwinians'' and naturalists. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Sober and sobering—Eldredge's facts imply a sick canary indeed."
Curator and chairman of the Department of Invertebrates at the American Museum of Natural History, Eldredge has long been comfortable with the concept of mass extinction—but his concern for the future surfaces here as he examines just how easily Homo sapiens might help bring about the next great catastrophic wave. Read full book review >