Bob Trivers Publishes His Memoirs, Lizards and All

All evolutionary biologists are familiar with Robert Trivers, but many do not know that some of his most important work was conducted on Anolis lizards. This work–as well as the rest of Trivers’ life–is featured in his just-published memoirs, Wild Life: Adventures of an Evolutionary Biologist. I had the good fortune to review the book for Current Biology. You can read my review, but the short story is: a fascinating book about one of the great figures–and characters–of modern evolutionary biology. And in case you’re wondering, it was the publishers who put a collared lizard, instead of an anole, on the cover. Available on Amazon for $12.99!

About Jonathan Losos

Professor and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. I've spent my entire professional career studying anoles and have discovered that the more I learn about anoles, the more I realize I don't know.

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