history of biology
I provide a context for Darwin's ideas about human and primate relationships and update Descent of Man with today's knowledge.
The etymology of our words for living primates gives some insight into how common ideas adjusted to new scientific knowledge.
An interview with Richard Lewontin brings up Gould's history making ideas more provocative than they probably deserved.
A recent book by Ronald Amundson discusses the philosophical shift in the way that eighteenth-century naturalists viewed species.