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The making of the fittest : DNA and the ultimate forensic record of evolution

Author: Sean B Carroll
Publisher: London : Quercus, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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DNA evidence not only solves crimes--in Sean Carroll's hands it will now end the evolution wars. of color.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean B Carroll
ISBN: 1847245269 9781847245267 0393061639 9780393061635
OCLC Number: 973265778
Awards: Winner of Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Prize 2007
Description: 301 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Beyond any reasonable doubt --
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. Preface : Beyond any reasonable doubt --
ch. 1. Introduction : The bloodless fish of Bouvet Island --
ch. 2. The everyday math of evolution : chance, selection, and time --
ch. 3. Immortal genes : running in place for eons --
ch. 4. Making the new from the old --
ch. 5. Fossil genes : broken pieces of yesterday's life --
ch. 6. Déjà vu : how and why evolution repeats itself --
ch. 7. Our flesh and blood : arms races, the human race, and natural selection --
ch. 8. The making and evolution of complexity --
ch. 9. Seeing and believing --
ch. 10. The palm trees of Wyoming --
Sources and further reading --
Acknowledgments --
Index. Preface : beyond any reasonable doubt --
Ch. 1. Introduction : the bloodless fish of Bouvet Island --
Ch. 2. The everyday math of evolution : chance, selection, and time --
Ch. 3. Immortal genes : running in place for eons --
Ch. 4. Making the new from the old --
Ch. 5. Fossil genes : broken pieces of yesterday's life --
Ch. 6. Deja vu : how and why evolution repeats itself --
Ch. 7. Our flesh and blood : arms races, the human race, and natural selection --
Ch. 8. The making and evolution of complexity --
Ch. 9. Seeing and believing --
Ch. 10. The palm trees of Wyoming.
Responsibility: Sean B. Carroll ; with illustrations by Jamie W. Carroll and Leanne M. Olds.
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