Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

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Harper Collins, Nov 23, 2010 - Science - 528 pages
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This remarkable book presents a rich and up–to–date view of evolution that explores the far–reaching implications of Darwin's theory and emphasizes the power, significance, and relevance of evolution to our lives today. After all, we ourselves are the product of evolution, and we can tackle many of our gravest challenges –– from lethal resurgence of antiobiotic–resistant diseases to the wave of extinctions that looms before us –– with a sound understanding of the science.

 

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User Review  - gardengallavant - LibraryThing

This is an excellent introduction or review of the theory basics. This covers sufficient detail to supply a solid foundation of evidence of change in species without being boring. Only towards the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jorgearanda - LibraryThing

A great introduction to the topic and covers a lot of ground, from Darwin’s life aboard the Beagle to host-bacteria arms races (stop having antibiotics, people!) to man-caused mass extinctions to ... Read full review

Contents

Darwin and the Beagle
3
CREATION AND DESTRUCTION
12
The Origin of Origin
32
Putting Dates to the History
68
Genes Natural Selection
85
From Lifes Dawn to
119
Chance and Constraints
136
How Life Ends and Begins Again
168
Disease in the Age of Evolutionary
254
The Evolution of
274
The Social Roots
313
The Dawn of Us
358
What About God?
381
Further Reading
424
Acknowledgments
453
Copyright

Weaving the Web of Life
227

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About the author (2010)

Carl Zimmer is the author of three well-received books on evolution. A Guggenheim fellow in 2002, he writes regularly for magazines, including National Geographic, Science, Newsweek, and Natural History.

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