Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

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Random House, Dec 31, 2011 - Science - 512 pages
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Carl Zimmer tells the story of the theory of evolution from Darwin's journey on the Beagle to the controversies of modern evolutionary theory, the understanding of the lethal resurgence of antibiotic resistant diseases and the wave of species extinctions that face us today. The result is a wonderfully accessible account of a remarkable scientific journey, from the emergence to the triumph of an idea.

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A great introduction to evolution! - Goodreads
I love Zimmer's writing. - Goodreads
Read it once with glee and now use as a reference. - Goodreads

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User Review  - JonSnow - Goodreads

READ THIS!! AND READ WHY! I just finished this book, and must say... blown away by the clarity and simplicity of writing and style! If you don't understand what makes Evolution tick, and what makes it ... Read full review

Review: Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

User Review  - David - Goodreads

I finished the book some while ago and now I am re-reading it. I think it is a wonderful introduction to the concept of evolution. It starts with the fascinating story of Charles Darwin on the BEAGLE ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

A former senior editor at Discover magazine, Carl Zimmer is Stephen Jay Gould's successor on the US magazine Natural History. He is the author of two previous books and lives in New York.

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