“Darwin’s Watch – The Science of Discworld III” By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen 

Darwin’s Watch – The Science of Discworld III18103902
By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
Release date: 06-09-15
Publisher: Random House Audio

So with the Science of Discworld series, Terry Pratchett is educating people on all things physics, math, science, evolution and more. All this is done with the sense of humor found in all the Discworld books.

This addition to the science series explores the what if of  what if Darwin had not written the book on natural selection?  What if he had taken a religious approach?

This book while focusing on Darwin & evolution, they do throw in some string theory and more. Whether you want to learn or not the humor with this book is worth it, who knows you may learn a thing or two.

The narrators capture the characters of Discworld’s scientific community and make the audiobook that much more fun that just reading the text.

Publisher’s Summary

The wizards discover, to their cost, that it’s no easy task to change history.

Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures that lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator – they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it’s all gone wrong – Victorian England has stagnated, and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail. Unless something drastic is done, there won’t be time for anyone to invent space flight, and the human race will be turned into ice pops.

Why, though, did history come adrift? Was it Sir Arthur Nightingale’s dismal book about natural selection? Or was it the devastating response by an obscure country vicar called Charles Darwin, whose best-selling Theology of Species made it impossible to refute the divine design of living creatures?

Can the God of Evolution come to humanity’s aid and ensure Darwin writes a very different book? And who stopped him writing it in the first place?

©2015 Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen (P)2015 Random House Audio