One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014
Among longlisted titles for Audible.com Best of the Year, 2014
Among longlisted titles for Los Angeles Times Holiday Books Guide, 2014
“Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of evolution is as expansive as nature itself. It is also the most meaningful creation story that humans have ever found.”—Bill Nye
Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. In Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, he explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth.
With infectious enthusiasm, Bill Nye shows that evolution is much more than a rebuttal to creationism; it is an essential way to understand how nature works—and to change the world. It might also help you get a date on a Saturday night.
“With his charming, breezy, narrative style, Bill empowers the reader to see the natural world as it is, not as some would wish it to be. He does it right. And, as I expected, he does it best.Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D, host of COSMOSThis gracefully written book provides a tour through not just the big ideas of evolution, but why evolution is such a captivating idea scientifically, philosophically, and emotionally. Written from the heart--but science always comes from the heart with Bill Nye.Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D., author of Evolution vs. Creationism: An IntroductionBill Nye has penned one of the clearest and most moving explanations of that process since Darwin's On the Origin of Species. With clarity and passion, Nye brings evolutionary theory to life.Michael Shermer, Ph.D., author of Why Darwin Matters and The Moral ArcFollowing right in his mentor Carl Sagan's footsteps, this call to action and awareness of the lingering 'debate' over the reality of Evolution will further cement Bill Nye's place as our time's premier spokesman for science and reason.Dr. Jim Bell, president of The Planetary Society and author of The Interstellar Age
“Bill Nye is so well-known as ‘the Science Guy’ that he has appeared as himself on The Big Bang Theory. Undeniable proves that mere celebrity has not weakened either his intellect or his ability to communicate clearly. His grand tour of evolution demonstrates that this process is not only real, it is still unfolding. In lively, sometimes even humorous style, he displays his debate-winning ability to clarify without overreaching as he describes not only what evolution is but what it so fascinates us. A winning, accessible read.”
Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review
“With his conversational wit, Nye both counters classic creationist tactics…Nye takes advantage of his soapbox to address hot-button issues like vaccines and antibiotics, genetically modified foods, and cloning. Nye’s popularizing talents shine in this one, and if he’s preaching to the science-loving choir, at least he’s giving them easy-to-understand explanations to bolster their inevitable dinner-table or internet arguments.”
“A sweeping tour of the mechanics of evolution from the Science Guy”… In addition to Darwin, the author examines the contributions of a host of scientists from a variety of disciplines, including biology, geology, and genetics. With the smoothness and encouragement that mark his writing, Nye suggests that ‘The only way to get the answers is to keep looking at living things and learning more about the process by which we all came to be.’ Proof positive that evolutionary theory can be popular and inviting.”
“With his charming, breezy, narrative style, Bill empowers the reader to see the natural world as it is, not as some would wish it to be. He does it right. And, as I expected, he does it best.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., host of Cosmos
“Following right in his mentor Carl Sagan’s footsteps, this call to action and awareness of the lingering ‘debate’ over the reality of Evolution will further cement Bill Nye’s place as our time’s premier spokesman for science and reason.”
Dr. Jim Bell, president of The Planetary Society and author of The Interstellar Age
“Bill Nye has written a wonderfully clear, readable, and enjoyable explanation of what evolution is and is not. In his casual, humorous style, he…describes the gigantic mountain of evidence that demonstrates that evolution not only happened in the past but is happening in real time.”
Donald Prothero, Ph.D., author of Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters
“Listeners will be treated to an interesting and informative discussion of evolution and the history of evolutionary theory. Nye’s conversational, almost breezy, style translates well to audio. In fact, in many respects, the book comes off better in audio than in print. Through his voice and tone, he makes exaggeration and sarcasm clear. Thus, his humor comes across more clearly than in the stark quiet of print.”
Bill Nye is a scientist, engineer, comedian, and inventor. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University where he studied under Carl Sagan, and worked on the 747 as an engineer at Boeing before creating and hosting his much-loved Emmy award-winning PBS/Discovery Channel show Bill Nye the Science Guy. He holds three honorary doctorate degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Goucher College, and Johns Hopkins, and teaches at Cornell regularly as a visiting professor.
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
- Genre: Nonfiction/Science
- ISBN-13: 978-1-4272-5210-4