The Origin Then and Now: An Interpretive Guide to the Origin of Species

by David N. Reznick
Princeton (NJ): Princeton University Press, 2010. 432 pages.

“There is clearly a need for the general public to understand what Darwin did or did not say,” reviewer Piers J. Hale argues, “and Reznick’s interpretive guide is a great place to begin.” Discussing natural selection, speciation, and theory, The Origin Then and Now offers “a modern interpretation of Darwin’s argument supplemented by ‘evolution today’ sections that are not only informative but also demonstrate where Darwin’s thinking continues to be relevant to modern evolutionary biology and where it has been superseded.” Hale concludes, “Reznick offers insightful analysis and compelling present-day examples, and is wonderfully readable in the process.”