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Evolution : the triumph of an idea

Author: Carl Zimmer
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This dazzling companion volume to one the most important series in PBS history tells the compelling story of the theory of evolution -- from Darwin to twenty-first-century science.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Zimmer
ISBN: 0060199067 9780060199067
OCLC Number: 46359440
Notes: Map of "Darwin's voyage on the Beagle, 1831-1836" on endpapers.
Description: xx, 364 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Slow victory : Darwin and the rise of Darwinism --
1. Darwin and the Beagle --
2. "Like confessing a murder" : the origin of Origin of species --
3. Deep time discovered : putting dates to the history of life --
4. Witnessing change : genes, natural selection, and evolution in action --
pt. 2. Creation and destruction --
5. Rooting the tree of life : from life's dawn to the age of microbes --
6. The accidental tool kit : chance and constraints in animal evolution --
7. Extinction : how life ends and begins again --
pt. 3. Evolution's dance --
8. Coevolution : weaving the web of life --
9. Doctor Darwin : disease in the age of evolutionary medicine --
10. Passion's logic : the evolution of sex --
pt. 4. Humanity's place in evolution and evolution's place in humanity --
11. The gossiping ape : the social roots of human evolution --
12. Modern life, 50,000 B.C. : the dawn of us --
13. What about God?
Responsibility: Carl Zimmer ; introduction by Stephen Jay Gould ; foreword by Richard Hutton.
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This dazzling companion volume to one the most important series in PBS history tells the compelling story of the theory of evolution -- from Darwin to twenty-first-century science.

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