Evolution by Carl Zimmer
The Triumph of an Idea

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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.

 

About Carl Zimmer

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Carl Zimmer is a lecturer at Yale University, where he teaches writing about science and the environment. He is the author of numerous books, including Microcosm; Parasite Rex; Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea; At the Water’s Edge; and Soul Made Flesh. His numerous essays and articles on the life sciences have appeared in the pages of the New York Times, Scientific American, Discover, Time, Science, Popular Science, and National Geographic. His work has been anthologized in both The Best American Science Writing and The Best American Science and Nature Writing series.
 
Published November 23, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 528 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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To further drive home the dichotomy McIntosh is setting up to convince his readers of the soundness of his arguments, let's give some loosely phrased contrasting keywords of the current scientific view of evolution and this "new picture of evolution" which according to McIntosh is gaining more an...

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