Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

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.

Title:Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780061138409
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  • Petra-X

    I thought I knew about Evolution, about the random mutation of genes and the success of some mutations that convey an advantage to the host in the environment and could be the beginning of a new speci...

  • Book

    Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea by Carl Zimmer A thorough, well researched book that is broken out into four parts: Part One - Slow Victory: Darwin and the Rise of Darwinism, Part Two - Creation and...

  • John

    Carl Zimmer, one of our finest science writers, has written an elegant companion to the PBS NOVA miniseries which stands on its own as an excellent introduction to evolution, covering topics which sho...

  • Nicole

    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 ends...

  • Aurlien Thomas

    Drawing on the Beagle's journey, Carl Zimmer leads us through time and space to tell us how evolution through natural selection came to impose itself in the scientific realm.In this superb book, easy ...

  • Xander

    A decent, well-written introduction to evolution. I like the approach of Zimmer to start the book with two chapters on the origin and context of the ideas of evolution. It's a story of Darwin's travel...

  • SJ Loria

    "Are we a biological accident or a cosmic imperative?" -383A very interesting book on the history of evolution and the effects of evolution in our everyday lives. What I appreciated about this book is...

  • Karen

    Of all the books on evolution at the local library, I went with this one because I wanted a fairly objective, accurate YET thoroughly readable survey of the theory of evolution since Darwin's time. I ...

  • Stacey

    It's heavy but definitely good. There's something kind of humbling about reading about the way life on earth unfolding to become what it was over the course of billions of years, only to be drasticall...

  • Ramon van Dam

    I have read quite a lot of books about evolution, which proves to me more and more how difficult it is to do that in both a clear and original way. With "Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea" Carl Zimmer...