,
Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley’s Followers (1,706)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo

Matt Ridley


Born
in Northumberland, The United Kingdom
February 07, 1958

Website

Twitter

Genre


Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley DL FRSL FMedSci (born 7 February 1958, in Northumberland) is an English science writer, businessman and aristocrat. Ridley was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford where he received a doctorate in zoology before commencing a career in journalism. Ridley worked as the science editor of The Economist from 1984 to 1987 and was then its Washington correspondent from 1987 to 1989 and American editor from 1990 to 1992.

Matt Ridley isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but they do have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from their feed.

Introducing the Fully Updated Paperback Edition of Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19




The revised and expanded paperback edition of my newest book, Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19, co-authored with the brilliant scientist Alina Chan, is now available to purchase in the United States, in the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. It was a privilege to help Alina write Viral, and a privilege to create this updated version with her. I hope it will play a role in shedding lig

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on June 28, 2022 00:53
Average rating: 4.02 · 70,975 ratings · 4,470 reviews · 28 distinct worksSimilar authors
Genome: the Autobiography o...

4.05 avg rating — 25,205 ratings — published 1999 — 55 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Red Queen: Sex and the ...

4.05 avg rating — 16,054 ratings — published 1993 — 32 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Rational Optimist: How ...

3.98 avg rating — 10,471 ratings — published 2010 — 47 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Nature Via Nurture: Genes, ...

4.06 avg rating — 4,009 ratings — published 2003 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Origins of Virtue: Huma...

4.03 avg rating — 4,003 ratings — published 1997 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Evolution of Everything...

3.92 avg rating — 2,901 ratings — published 2015 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
How Innovation Works: Seren...

4.13 avg rating — 2,118 ratings — published 2020 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Francis Crick: Discoverer o...

3.93 avg rating — 297 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Best American Science W...

by
3.83 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Future of Disease: Pred...

4.03 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1999
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Matt Ridley…
Quotes by Matt Ridley  (?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)

“A true scientist is bored by knowledge; it is the assault on ignorance that motivates him - the mysteries that previous discoveries have revealed.”
Matt Ridley, Genome: the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

“The fuel on which science runs is ignorance. Science is like a hungry furnace that must be fed logs from the forests of ignorance that surround us. In the process, the clearing we call knowledge expands, but the more it expands, the longer its perimeter and the more ignorance comes into view.”
Matt Ridley, Genome: the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

“Life is a Sisyphean race, run ever faster toward a finish line that is merely the start of the next race”
Matt Ridley, The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature



Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Matt to Goodreads.