In her cover-featured essay “The Origin of the Thesis” in the 14 December 2017 issue of the Times Literary Supplement, Professor Clare Pettitt of Kings College London presents her critiques of four recent books that take Charles Darwin as their respective subjects.
- Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection by Evelleen Richards (University of Chicago Press)
- Charles Darwin; Victorian Mythmaker by A. N. Wilson (Harper Collins / John Murray)
- Darwin’s Backyard; How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory by James T. Costa (W.W. Norton & Co.)
- The Theory that Changed Everything; On the Origin of Species as a Work in Progress by Philip Lieberman (Columbia University Press)