One of the great untold scientific stories; the history of modern biology through the animals and plants that made it happen.
Jim Endersby is a historian of science. He is a lecturer in the history department at the University of Sussex. A Guinea Pig's History of Biology is his first book, winner of the Jerwood Award for non-fiction work in progress.
'TRY to skim this book and you'll find yourself drawn into reading
every word. Eye-opening and entertaining, this is cutting-edge
history of science that everyone should read ... Throughout his
gripping narrative, Jim Endersby shows how today's right answer is
almost always tomorrow's wrong one.' * New Scientist *
Endersby's technique is a wonderfully roundabout way of telling some of the great stories of modern biology. * Daily Mail *
Jim Endersby has come up with a fresh and rewarding approach. He illuminates the story of our understanding of life since 1800... easily readable account of the remarkable progress biologists have made over the past two centuries. * Sunday Telegraph *
A highly entertaining and original book...Endersby provides a new perspective on the history of genetics. * Sunday Times *
With an enviable lightness of touch, Endersby weaves his scientific threads into a much broader tapestry of cultural history...[an] accessible and engaging account to find out how we got here. * The Guardian *