Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo

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W. W. Norton & Company, Apr 17, 2006 - Science - 368 pages
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“A beautiful and very important book.”—Lewis Wolpert, American Scientist

For over a century, opening the black box of embryonic development was the holy grail of biology. Evo Devo—Evolutionary Developmental Biology—is the new science that has finally cracked open the box. Within the pages of his rich and riveting book, Sean B. Carroll explains how we are discovering that complex life is ironically much simpler than anyone ever expected.
 

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Contents

Butterflies Zebras and Embryos
1
Designs
17
Required
81
Operating
109
Fossils Genes and the Making
133
Inventions
167
The Making of Homo sapiens
249
Endless Forms Most Beautiful
281
Sources and Further Reading
307
Acknowledgments
329
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About the author (2006)

Sean B. Carroll is professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His first book, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, was a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Carroll’s seminal scientific work has been featured in Time and The New Yorker. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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