Matt Ridley is the author of The Rational Optimist, The Evolution of Everything, The Red Queen and Genome, among other books on science and economics. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and he has been a columnist for the Telegraph, The Times and the Wall Street Journal. He sits on the science and technology select committee of the House of Lords.
Praise for Matt Ridley: 'What a superb writer he is, and he seems to get better and better.' Richard Dawkins, author of 'The Selfish Gene' 'Ridley has amassed such a weight of fascinating evidence and anecdote that the pages fly by' The Times '[The Rational Optimist is] a glorious defence of our species... a devastating rebuke to humanity's self-haters' Sunday Times 'No other book has argued with such brilliance against the automatic pessimism that prevails' Ian McEwan