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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sean B Carroll
|ISBN:||0393061639 9780393061635 9780393330519 0393330516|
|Awards:||Winner of Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Prize 2007.|
|Description:||301 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface : Beyond any reasonable doubt --
Introduction : The bloodless fish of Bouvet Island --
The everyday math of evolution : chance, selection, and time --
Immortal genes : running in place for eons --
Making the new from the old --
Fossil genes : broken pieces of yesterday's life --
Déjà vu : how and why evolution repeats itself --
Our flesh and blood : arms races, the human race, and natural selection --
The making and evolution of complexity --
Seeing and believing --
The palm trees of Wyoming.
|Responsibility:||Sean B. Carroll ; with illustrations by Jamie W. Carroll and Leanne M. Olds.|
With fervor and clarity, Carroll amasses a glut of facts to refute the twisted logic of the anti-Darwinist camp. --Josie Glausiusz"
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informative about dna and evolution
It has not been easy for me to get a lay person's survey of DNA and its role in the study of evolution but this was very good. The mathematics of mutation and the mechanisms of selection are explained both in principle and through example nicely.
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