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

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

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 this highly accessible narrative, Sean Carroll guides the general listener on a tour of the massive DNA record of three billion years of evolution to see how the fittest are made. And what an eye-opening tour it is—one that features 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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This history of DNA offers listeners a tour of the massive DNA record of three billion years of evolution to see how the fittest are made. This work clinches the case for evolution as it examines immortal genes, fossil genes, and genes that bear the scars of past battles with horrible diseases. Unabridged. 10 CDs.

Synopsis:

In this highly accessible narrative, Sean Carroll guides the general listener on a tour of the massive DNA record of three billion years of evolution to see how the fittest are made.

Synopsis:

In this highly accessible narrative, Sean Carroll guides the general listener on a tour of the massive DNA record of three billion years of evolution to see how the fittest are made.

About the Author

SEAN B. CARROLL is professor of molecular biology and genetics and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of The Making of the Fittest and Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a best science book of the year in Discover magazine and USA Today.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400133154
Author:
Carroll, Sean
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Lawlor, Patrick Girard
Read:
Lawlor, Patrick
Read:
Lawlor, Patrick Girard
Author:
Lawlor, Patrick
Author:
Carroll, Sean B.
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Subject:
General science
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Series Volume:
DNA and the Ultimate
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.6 lb
Media Run Time:
480

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» Science and Mathematics » Biology » Evolution
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This history of DNA offers listeners a tour of the massive DNA record of three billion years of evolution to see how the fittest are made. This work clinches the case for evolution as it examines immortal genes, fossil genes, and genes that bear the scars of past battles with horrible diseases. Unabridged. 10 CDs.
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In this highly accessible narrative, Sean Carroll guides the general listener on a tour of the massive DNA record of three billion years of evolution to see how the fittest are made.
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