Lerois aristotle is a fit hero for the biological century and the lagoon is a work as important to a historian and philosopher of science as it is informative to a biologist and entertaining to the general reader as compelling as stephen jay goulds best work it will long outlast most nature writing of recent years. Armand marie lerois reappraisal of aristotle the lagoon is one of the most inspired and inspiring i have read lerois ambitious aim is to return aristotle to the pantheon of biologys greats alongside charles darwin and carl linnaeus. The lagoon by armand marie leroi as a person who has always enjoyed scholarly endeavors but has been too pragmatic to try making a living plato invites us to the world of abstractions aristotle to the world of tangible things. The lagoon review armand marie lerois rewarding study of aristotles science a sumptuous beautifully written account of the greek philosophers forays into biology reveals the intellectual . Armand marie leroi armand marie leroi is a professor of evolutionary development biology at imperial college london he is the author of mutants on the form variety and errors of the human body which has been published in eleven languages and won the guardians first book award in 2003 he is one of the uks most prominent science media
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