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Matt Ridley received his BA and D. Phil at Oxford researching the evolution of behaviour. He has been science editor, Washington correspondent and American editor of The Economist. He is the author of bestselling titles The Red Queen (1993), The Origins of Virtue (1996), Genome (1999) and Nature via Nurture (2003). His books have sold over half a million copies, been translated into 25 languages and been shortlisted for six literary prizes. In 2004 he won the National Academies Book Award from the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine for Nature via Nurture. In 2007 Matt won the Davis Prize from the US History of Science Society for Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code. He is married to the neuroscientist Professor Anya Hurlbert.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Matt Ridley

The Evolution of Everything How Small Changes Transform Our World by Matt Ridley
The Evolution of Everything How Small Changes Transform Our World
Matt Ridley
Matt Ridley explores the Theory of Evolution in Everything from Religion to Politics and the Internet. He highlights how Top-Down thinking such as big Government and Central Banks will fail and strangle sense at birth and it is bottom up...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
The Evolution of Everything How Ideas Emerge by Matt Ridley
The Evolution of Everything How Ideas Emerge
Matt Ridley
October 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Matt Ridley explores the Theory of Evolution in Everything from Religion to Politics and the Internet. He highlights how Top-Down thinking such as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
The Rational Optimist How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley
The Rational Optimist How Prosperity Evolves
Matt Ridley
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011. Matt Ridley, acclaimed author of the classics 'Genome' and 'Nature via Nurture', turns from investigating human nature to investigating human progress. In 'The Rational Optimist' Ridley offers a counterblast to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2011

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