The Making of the Fittest
By (author) Sean B. Carroll
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Making of the Fittest by Sean B. Carroll
Book DescriptionFor more than a century, we were restricted to studying evolution from the outside, observing its progress only through the fossil record. No longer. We can now also read the DNA record. As well as containing the operating instructions for everyday existence and for making the next generation, DNA contains a vast and detailed history of the three-billion-year development of life on Earth. It is a living chronicle of evolution, pinpointing the precise changes that have enabled Earth's marvelous creatures to inhabit the planet's shifting environments, from the freezing waters of the Antarctic to the lush canopy of the rainforest. Captivating and lucid, The Making of the Fittest delves deep into the DNA record to reveal not just how the fittest survive but also how they are made.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847247247
(198mm x 147mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Quercus Publishing
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sean B. Carroll
Endless Forms Most Beautiful, Paperback (January 2011)
Sean Carroll explores how evolution has shaped nature's wondrous complexity and diversity, from insects to octopuses, from mice to men.
Remarkable Creatures, Paperback (November 2009)
In 1809, when Darwin was born, much of the world was an unexplored wilderness. Our knowledge of the past was nonexistent, and our picture of our species' history little more than a set of fantastic myths and fairytales. But a new era was dawning.
Into the Jungle, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Sean B. Carroll
These nine short tales vividly depict key discoveries in evolutionary biology and the excitement of the scientific process. Online resources available at www.aw-bc.com/carroll.
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Author Biography - Sean B. Carroll
Sean B. Carroll is an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His scientific discoveries have been featured in Time and The New York Times, and Carroll himself has written articles for Natural History and Playboy. His first book, Endless Forms Most Beautiful was a 2005 Top Popular Science Book of the Year (USA Today). He and his wife and children reside in Madison, Wisconsin.
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