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The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution

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DNA is the genetic material that defines us as individuals. Over the last two decades, it has emerged as a powerful tool for solving crimes and determining guilt and innocence. But, very recently, an important new aspect of DNA has been revealed--it contains a detailed record of evolution. That is, DNA is a living chronicle of how the marvelous creatures that inhabit our planet have adapted to its many environments, from the freezing waters of the Antarctic to the lush canopy of the rain forest.

In the pages of this highly readable narrative, Sean Carroll guides the general reader on a tour of the massive DNA record of three billion years of evolution to see how the fittest are made. And what a eye-opening tour it is--one featuring immortal genes, fossil genes, and genes that bear the scars of past battles with horrible diseases. This book clinches the case for evolution, beyond any reasonable doubt.

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DNA evidence not only solves crimes--in Sean Carroll's hands it will now end the Evolution Wars.

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Throw out your fossils'"the best evidence for evolution is now found in DNA.

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DNA, the genetic blueprint of all creatures, is a stunningly rich and detailed record of evolution. Every change or new trait, from the gaudy colors of tropical birds to our color vision with which we admire them, is due to changes in DNA that leave a record and can be traced. Just as importantly, the DNA evidence has revealed several profound surprises about how evolution actually works.

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DNA is the genetic blueprint of all creatures. Scientists have only recently discovered that it is also a living chronicle of evolution. In this book, leading biologist and writer Sean B. Carroll takes us on an exhilarating tour of the exquisite evolutionary record. The DNA record of evolution is filled with surprises. Immortal genes and evolution repeating itself are two of the stunners that await the lucky reader. The case for evolution can no longer be contested now that the DNA evidence is revealed.

About the Author

Sean B. Carroll is professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His first book, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, was a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Carroll's seminal scientific work has been featured in Time and The New Yorker. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393330519
Author:
Carroll, Sean B
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Carroll, Sean B.
Author:
Carroll, Sean
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biochemistry
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Dna
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Series Volume:
DNA and the Ultimate
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 black-and-white illustrations and 8 p
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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Product details 304 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393330519 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , DNA evidence not only solves crimes--in Sean Carroll's hands it will now end the Evolution Wars.
"Synopsis" by , Throw out your fossils'"the best evidence for evolution is now found in DNA.
"Synopsis" by , DNA, the genetic blueprint of all creatures, is a stunningly rich and detailed record of evolution. Every change or new trait, from the gaudy colors of tropical birds to our color vision with which we admire them, is due to changes in DNA that leave a record and can be traced. Just as importantly, the DNA evidence has revealed several profound surprises about how evolution actually works.
"Synopsis" by , DNA is the genetic blueprint of all creatures. Scientists have only recently discovered that it is also a living chronicle of evolution. In this book, leading biologist and writer Sean B. Carroll takes us on an exhilarating tour of the exquisite evolutionary record. The DNA record of evolution is filled with surprises. Immortal genes and evolution repeating itself are two of the stunners that await the lucky reader. The case for evolution can no longer be contested now that the DNA evidence is revealed.

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