The Evolution of Everything

The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous,...

The Rational Optimist How Prosperity Evolves

The Samuel Johnson Prize Shortlist Nominees 2011 Over 10,000 years ago, there were fewer than 10 million people on the planet. Today there are more than six billion, and 99 per...

The Rational Optimist How Prosperity Evolves

"Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader." - Los Angeles Times In a bold...

The Red Queen Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is...

How Innovation Works Serendipity, Energy and the Saving of Time

The products of innovation are all around us, from light bulbs and nuclear energy to antibiotics, artificial intelligence and even wheelie suitcases.

How Innovation Works And Why It Flourishes in Freedom

Building on his national bestseller The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley chronicles the history of innovation, and how we need to change our thinking on the subject.Innovation is...

The Evolution of Everything How New Ideas Emerge

The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous,...

The Evolution of Everything How Ideas Emerge

We are taught that the world is a top-down place. Acclaimed author, Matt Ridley, shows just how wrong this is in his compelling new book. We are taught that generals win battles;...

The Rational Optimist

“Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader.” — Los Angeles...

The Red Queen

Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is...

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