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Evolution: The Triumph Of An Idea

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The theory of evolution stands over modern biology as quantum mechanics and relativity do over modern physics. And few modern scientists are as widely familiar and celebrated as Darwin. Yet most of us remain less than entirely clear as to how evolution by natural selection works. Carl Zimmer draws together the entire history of the subject, from Darwin's original insights on the voyage of the Beagle, through the 'modern synthesis', which combined genetics with natural selection, to the Darwinian medicine and the 'selfish gene' debates of today. There is no comparably balanced and wide-ranging book available at present, let alone one that is as well and accessibly written. For all of us who lack a comfortable familiarity with this most influential of scientific ideas, an idea that has as many implications for our understanding of child-rearing and the fate of the rain-forest as it does for the 'origin of species', this is an ideal introduction. There is also an Introduction by Stephen Jay Gould. This 2002 first edition is in a reasonable, used condition. The glossy paperback covers are slightly scratched and the corners are bumped and creased. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout in full colour. The pages are relatively clean and unmarked.

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Author(s):
Carl Zimmer
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
25cmx20cmx2cm
Edition:
2002 first edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0434009091
ISBN-13:
9780434009091
Number of pages:
364
Publisher:
Heinemann
Title:
Evolution: The Triumph Of An Idea

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The theory of evolution stands over modern biology as quantum mechanics and relativity do over modern physics. And few modern scientists are as widely familiar and celebrated as Darwin. Yet most of us remain less than entirely clear as to how evolution by natural selection works. Carl Zimmer draws together the entire history of the subject, from Darwin's original insights on the voyage of the Beagle, through the 'modern synthesis', which combined genetics with natural selection, to the Darwinian medicine and the 'selfish gene' debates of today. There is no comparably balanced and wide-ranging book available at present, let alone one that is as well and accessibly written. For all of us who lack a comfortable familiarity with this most influential of scientific ideas, an idea that has as many implications for our understanding of child-rearing and the fate of the rain-forest as it does for the 'origin of species', this is an ideal introduction. There is also an Introduction by Stephen Jay Gould. This 2002 first edition is in a reasonable, used condition. The glossy paperback covers are slightly scratched and the corners are bumped and creased. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout in full colour. The pages are relatively clean and unmarked.

Author(s):
Carl Zimmer
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
25cmx20cmx2cm
Edition:
2002 first edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0434009091
ISBN-13:
9780434009091
Number of pages:
364
Publisher:
Heinemann
Title:
Evolution: The Triumph Of An Idea

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