Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom

For over a century, opening the black box of embryonic development was the holy grail of biology. Evo Devo Evolutionary Developmental Biology is the new science that has finally cracked open the box. Within the pages of his rich and riveting book, Se...

Title:Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780393327793
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  • Petal X Planet

    Dnf'd. Not because it is a bad book, boring or not well-written, but because it turns out that my appetite for evolutionary biology does not extend as far as embryology. I just cannot summon up the in...

  • Kinga

    You've heard the stories how we share 98% of genes with chimpanzees and something like 30% with daffodils. This seems confusing because we don’t look like we’re one third daffodils. Sean B Carroll...

  • David

    This is a fascinating book about developments in genetics and evolution in the past twenty years. Sean Carroll is a leading researcher in the field; his lucid writing style and lively approach make th...

  • Mark

    I don't know how many articles I've read in the last 10+ years that have tried to explain some of the discoveries about how a cell "knows" it should become a liver cell or a skin cell and why we don't...

  • Elliott Bignell

    This is staggeringly rivetting science and lovely science writing. I have been looking for a work on embryology and evolution to clarify some questions about how to design evolutionary algorithms and ...

  • Matt

    First of all, I should clarify that I'm no scientist. But I do have an egghead mentality, and I've read plenty on evolution. What I hadn't read was much about developmental biology, and for me, that's...

  • Rossdavidh

    Subtitle: "The New Science of Evo Devo". This cracked up my wife to no end. It's 'branding' for a new movement in biological science, about as hip-sounding as "Extreme Programming". But let's not judg...

  • Elizabeth K.

    Well, this was very informative. I had to really buckle in to focus on everything. My favorite part was how Dr. Carroll would start off an explanation with "it's quite simple, actually ..." and then H...

  • Lark Benobi

    The writing was much too breathless, in a "gee, look at this butterfly wing!" sort of way. The science got buried in metaphorical cliche'. Writing for a lay audience is always going to be tricky and I...

  • Correen

    "i am not so naive to believe that science can solve all the world's problems, but ignorance of science, or denial of it's facts, is courting doom."I have promised myself that I would read this book s...