Richard Farr

Richard Farr is the author of Emperors of the Ice, The Babel Trilogy, and other books. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Cornell; before becoming a full-time author he taught on the philosophy faculty at Colgate and the University of Hawaii, ran his own communications and training company, and worked as a journalist. He has written for newspapers in the UK and U.S., reviewing popular science, biography, history, literature, philosophy, politics, travel, and both adult and children's fiction.

He grew up in the rural southwest of England, and now lives in Seattle.

Book Reviews by Richard Farr

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“There could not be a better subject for a work of graphic nonfiction (to use the author’s term) than the great Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.”

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Scientific literacy is important, so it’s no surprise that Guy P.

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A great mystery has bedeviled science ever since Darwin made a bonfire of the design argument: How, if not by the benevolent hand of the Almighty, did human beings become so resoundingly odd?