Endless forms most beautiful : the new science of evo devo and the making of the animal kingdom (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Endless forms most beautiful : the new science of evo devo and the making of the animal kingdom

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

Author: Sean B Carroll
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2005.
Series: ISSR Library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
An introduction to evolutionary developmental biology demonstrates how the many forms of animals evolved and came into being, documenting how the Evo Devo branch of science proved that all animal organs and appendages, from arms and legs to wings and fins, were created from a small number of primitive genes.

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All Authors / Contributors: Sean B Carroll
ISBN: 0393060160 9780393060164 0393327795 9780393327793
OCLC Number: 57316841
Description: xi, 350 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface: Revolution #3 --
Introduction: Butterflies, zebras, and embryos --
pt. I: The making of animals --
Animal architecture: modern forms, ancient designs -t Monsters, mutants, and master genes --
From E. coli to elephants --
Making babies: 25,000 genes, some assembly required --
The dark matter of the genome: operating instructions for the tool kit --
pt. II: Fossils, genes, and the making of animal diversity --
The big bang of animal evolution --
Little bangs: wings and other revolutionary inventions --
How the butterfly got its spots --
Paint it black --
A beautiful mind: the making of homo sapiens --
Endless forms most beautiful.
Series Title: ISSR Library.
Responsibility: Sean B. Carroll ; with illustrations by Jamie W. Carroll, Josh P. Klaiss, Leanne M. Olds.
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"A beautiful and very important book."-Lewis Wolpert, American Scientist  Read more...


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"One of the essential books of our times...[explains] for a general audience how the shapes of organisms are produced by genes." -- Peter Forbes - The Guardian "[Carroll] reveals a remarkable series Read more...

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