Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species by Sean B. Carroll (Paperback, 2009)
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- DescriptionIn 1809, when Darwin was born, much of the world was an unexplored wilderness. Our kwledge of the past was nexistent, and our picture of our species' history little more than a set of fantastic myths and fairytales. But a new era was dawning. Five decades later, On the Origin of the Species was able to draw on the pioneering work of explorers and naturalists to produce a theory that revolutionized our conception of our world. And the revolution didn't stop with the publication of Darwin's masterwork. 150 years later, his 'dangerous idea' is still headline news, denied by many, capable of enraging and dividing, even as biologists decipher the 3-billion-year history of life as written in our very DNA. This book tells the stories of the most dramatic adventures and important discoveries in two centuries of natural history - from Alexander von Humboldt's epic journeys in South America to the hi-tech geme-reading projects making headlines today - and how they gave birth to and have urished the evolution revolution.
- Author BiographySean B. Carroll is an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His scientific discoveries have been featured in Time and The New York Times, and Carroll himself has written articles for Natural History and Playboy. His first book, Endless Forms Most Beautiful was a 2005 Top Popular Science Book of the Year (USA Today). He and his wife and children reside in Madison, Wisconsin.
- Author(s)Sean B. Carroll
- PublisherQuercus Publishing
- Date of Publication05/11/2009
- SubjectPopular Science
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintQuercus Publishing
- Content Note50 b&w illustrations
- Weight242 g
- Width161 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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