These nine short tales vividly depict key discoveries in evolutionary biology and the excitement of the scientific process. Online resources available at www.aw-bc.com/carroll.
Sean B. Carroll is Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Among the most prominent biologists working in the world today, Carroll is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, an award-winning author of two highly acclaimed books on science for the general public (Endless Forms Most Beautiful and The Making of the Fittest), a widely known charismatic public speaker, an ardent advocate for science education, and a frequent guest on NOVA and other popular television and radio programs. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 scientific papers on animal development and evolution and of two textbooks.
Preface I. INTO THE JUNGLE 1. Reverend Darwin's Detour 2. Drawing a Line between Monkeys and Kangaroos 3. Life Imitates Life II. ON THE TRAIL OF ANCIENT HUMANS 4. Java Man 5. Where the Dragon Laid Her Eggs III. ALWAYS EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED 6. The Day the Mesozoic Died 7. Miss Latimer's Extraordinary Fish IV. EVOLUTION IN ACTION 8. A Sickle-Cell Safari 9. In Cold Blood: The Tale of the Icefish General Review and Discussion Sources and Further Reading Acknowledgments Index
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