Look what I’ve got…

Adam Rutherford, lovely gentleman that he is, sent me a review copy ahead of its release date in the US, so I’ve got a head start. It’s looking good so far, although I’m so overwhelmed with work this week I might be a little slow getting through it — I’m the biology coordinator this year, and we’re managing a faculty search this week — but once I’m done, I’ll post a more thorough review.

If you’d like to pre-order it and send a message to publishers that you value this kind of quality science content in contrast to the deluge of racist dreck we usually get, click on the book cover below.


  1. says

    1) Grab book
    2) Begin softening the racist up with a series of blows to the head and shoulders
    3) If #2 doesn’t work, remove the book’s dust jacket and put it around a brick then go to 2

  2. specialffrog says

    I wonder if it complement’s excellent Ijeoma Oluo’s “So You Want To Talk About Race”.

  3. jrkrideau says

    @ 1 ethicsgradient
    I loved Rotherford”s “Where are you from?”.
    I did this one day last fall when helping a woman find her son’s apartment. I asked where she was from and got the answer “Kazakhistan”. Duh, I was after the answer “Belleville”*

    Small city in Eastern Ontario..

  4. michaelwarren says

    I got the Kindle version and read it in a couple of days. Excellent book and highly recommended.

  5. DonDueed says

    Kindle edition preordered. Now to find some racists to argue with…
    (Maybe look in the mirror first?)

  6. Alt-X says

    You should make that an Amazon affiliate link PZ, so you get a bit when people click it and purchase (as long as people don’t complain about that too).

  7. John Morales says

    Alt-X, what makes you imagine he doesn’t already?

    Not that I’d ever click on an Amazon link, in any case, but have a look at the link (just hover), it’s informative.