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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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

Review: Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

This book is a must read. So many interesting aspects of the book, from the life of Darwin to the first mass extinction which was caused from man. This book will teach you about the history of the earth and how it was uncovered. I really enjoyed the chapter on sex, it has a high price! 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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