Professor Hennessy’s New Book Featured in the New York Review of Books

Book Cover - On the Back of TortoisesProfessor Elizabeth Hennessy’s recently published book, On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden (Yale University Press, 2019), has been featured in the New York Review of Books. David Quammen’s review, which covers three books on Darwin (of which Hennessy’s is one), notes that On the Backs of Tortoises is the “best history of the Galápagos archipelago that I’ve ever read, but it’s also something more argumentative: a postmodern critique of certain prevailing myths about the Galápagos Islands and what Hennessy posits to be the guiding (but misguided) principles of conservation biology, as applied to those islands and elsewhere throughout the world.”

To read the full review, see New York Review of Books.