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Endless forms most beautiful : the new science of evo devo and the making of the animal kingdom

Author: Sean B Carroll; Jamie W Carroll; Josh P Klaiss; Leanne M Olds
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st ed. published in New York, by W.W. Norton & Co, 2005View all editions and formats
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"The greatest spectacle of life is how a single cell - the fertilized egg - develops into a billion- or trillion-celled animal. In the case of humans, that single cell becomes the most complex machine in existence. Scientists have long known that if they could figure out how form and pattern emerge in embryos, they could begin to understand how today's incredibly diverse animal kingdom evolved from primitive forms
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean B Carroll; Jamie W Carroll; Josh P Klaiss; Leanne M Olds
ISBN: 0297850946 9780297850946
OCLC Number: 225424513
Description: xi, 350 p., [16] p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface : revolution #3 --
Introduction : butterflies, zebras, and embryos --
1. Animal architecture : modern forms, ancient designs --
2. Monsters, mutants, and master genes --
3. From E. coli to elephants --
4. Making babies : 25,000 genes, some assembly required --
5. The dark matter of the genome : operating instructions for the tool kit --
6. The big bang of animal evolution --
7. Little bangs : wings and other revolutionary inventions --
8. How the butterfly got its spots --
9. Paint it black --
10. A beautiful mind : the making of Homo sapiens --
11. Endless forms most beautiful.
Other Titles: New science of evo devo :
Responsibility: Sean B. Carroll ; with illustrations by Jamie W. Carroll, Josh P. Klaiss, Leanne M. Olds.
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"The greatest spectacle of life is how a single cell - the fertilized egg - develops into a billion- or trillion-celled animal. In the case of humans, that single cell becomes the most complex machine in existence. Scientists have long known that if they could figure out how form and pattern emerge in embryos, they could begin to understand how today's incredibly diverse animal kingdom evolved from primitive forms over 600 million years ago. For over a century, then, opening the black box of the embryo has been the Holy Grail of biology." "The box has finally been unbolted. And Evo Devo - evolutionary developmental biology - is the new scientific crowbar that accomplished the feat. In the pages of Endless Forms Most Beautiful, Sean B. Carroll, one of the pioneers of Evo Devo, explains this astounding scientific revolution."

"Researchers now know that life's building materials are few, and they were "invented" near the dawn of animals. More specifically, a surprisingly small number of genes - "tool kit genes"--Are the primary components for building all animals, and these genes emerged at a time before the Cambrian Explosion, some 600 million years ago. Thus the amazing diversity of the animal kingdom is the result of the flexibility of a small number of building blocks that have existed for eons."--Jacket.

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"Once in a while, though, a book comes along that not only transports the layman to the cutting edge of science, but helps transform the intellectual or cultural landscape... Sean Carroll's Endless Read more...

 
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by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-01-03) Excellent Permalink

This book is widely considered the best popular science exposition of the growing science of evolutionary developmental biology, or "evo devo." For anyone who wants to be current on recent biological science and its implications for how we view species and evolution,...
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