Into the jungle: great adventures in the search for evolution

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Pearson Benjamin Cummings, Oct 4, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 207 pages
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Key Message: Into the Jungleinvites students to step into the lives of naturalists who followed their dreams, and often risked their lives, to explore the unknown. Each of the nine stories in this brief reader chronicles the dramatic adventures of an influential zoologist, geologist, paleontologist, or geneticist on their path to some of the most important discoveries that have shaped our understanding of how life has evolved. Accessible and engaging, Carroll's storytelling approach helps students appreciate the physical hardships the featured explorers endured and the obstacles they had to overcome in challenging societal belief systems and initiating paradigm shifts in the scientific community. In reading the tales, students will also come to understand the frequent role of serendipity in scientific discovery. Key Topics:Reverend Darwin's Detour, Drawing a Line between Monkeys and Kangaroos, Life Imitates Life, Java Man, Where the Dragon Laid Her Eggs, The Day the Mesozoic Died, Miss Latimer's Extraordinary Fish, A Sickle-Cell Safari, In Cold Blood: The Tale of the Icefish, General Review and Discussion, Sources and Further Reading Market:Intended for those in learning the basics of evolutionary biology.

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User Review  - Sherry - Goodreads

This was a book that my friend Ginny passed to me and even though i was not really on the mood for non fiction, I read it. Great writing and a nice progression from Darwin and natural history to gene evolution Read full review

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really good read. Read full review

Contents

Drawing the Line between Monkeys and Kangaroos
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PART
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Where the Dragon Laid Her Eggs
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Copyright

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About the author (2008)

SEAN B. CARROLL is professor of molecular biology and genetics and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of The Making of the Fittest and Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a best science book of the year in Discover magazine and USA Today.

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