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Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

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Charles Darwin's Origin of Specieswas beautifully written, staunchly defended, and defiantly radical. Yet it emerged long before paleontologists and geologists worked out the chronology of life on Earth, and long before biologists uncovered the molecules that underlie heredity and natural selection.

Carl Zimmer's Evolutionpresents a rich and up-to-date view of evolution that explores the far-reaching implications of Darwin's theory and emphasizes its power, significance, and relevance to our lives today. Filled with rich narrative, award-winning science writing, and the most current information on topics ranging from Darwinian medicine and sexual selection to the origins of language, evolutionary psychology, and the controversies surrounding creationism, Evolutiontells in riveting detail the story of a remarkable scientific journey, from the emergence to the triumph of an idea.

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With a new introduction by an award-winning science writer and an introduction by the late, noted evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, this reissue of the 2001 HarperCollins book remains an admirable introduction to the ideas of and debates over evolution. Zimmer covers Darwin's biography and seminal theory, current scientific adaptations of Darwinism, and creationism.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

With a new introduction by an award-winning science writer and an introduction by the late, noted evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, this reissue of the 2001 HarperCollins book remains an admirable introduction to the ideas of and debates over evolution. Zimmer covers Darwin's biography and seminal theory, current scientific adaptations of Darwinism, and creationism. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In this remarkable book, a companion volume to the PBS series, a rich and up-to-date view of evolution is presented that explores the far reaching implications of Darwin's theory. Photos & illustrations.

Synopsis:

This remarkable book presents a rich and up-to-date view of evolution that explores the far-reaching implications of Darwin's theory and emphasizes the power, significance, and relevance of evolution to our lives today. After all, we ourselves are the product of evolution, and we can tackle many of our gravest challenges — from lethal resurgence of antiobiotic-resistant diseases to the wave of extinctions that looms before us — with a sound understanding of the science.

About the Author

Carl Zimmer is the author of At the Water's Edgeand Parasite Rex.A former senior editor at Discovermagazine, his column on evolution appears regularly in Natural History.He also contributes articles to magazines such as National Geographic, Audubon,and Science.He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061138409
Author:
Zimmer, Carl
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Carl Zimmer
Subject:
History
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Evolution (Biology) -- History.
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.65 in 9.74 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In this remarkable book, a companion volume to the PBS series, a rich and up-to-date view of evolution is presented that explores the far reaching implications of Darwin's theory. Photos & illustrations.

"Synopsis" by , This remarkable book presents a rich and up-to-date view of evolution that explores the far-reaching implications of Darwin's theory and emphasizes the power, significance, and relevance of evolution to our lives today. After all, we ourselves are the product of evolution, and we can tackle many of our gravest challenges — from lethal resurgence of antiobiotic-resistant diseases to the wave of extinctions that looms before us — with a sound understanding of the science.
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