BOOK REVIEW: The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time by David Sloan Wilson

Review by Sid Perkins

By Science News, 17:09 PM August 24, 2011

Darwin’s theory of evolution is the bedrock of modern biology. Populations of organisms acquire advantageous new traits, pass them on to subsequent generations and sometimes create new species. In his fascinating new book, Wilson, an evolutionary biologist, suggests applying the principles of evolution to social and cultural problems.

In an easy-to-read, conversational style, Wilson describes how he and his colleagues and grad students use the techniques of evolutionary biology to diagnose ...

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