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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Really enjoyed it - very clear and easy to read. - Goodreads
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  - Mona Albano - Goodreads

Carl Zimmer presents lucid explanations of the theory in writing as smooth as silk. Read full review

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

Really enjoyed it - very clear and easy to read. Sort of a biography of evolution - it begins with a history of Darwin's development of the idea. From there, it goes on into broad explanations and ... 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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