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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User Review  - gardengallavant - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - jorgearanda - LibraryThing

A great introduction to the topic and covers a lot of ground, from Darwin’s life aboard the Beagle to host-bacteria arms races (stop having antibiotics, people!) to man-caused mass extinctions to ... Read full review

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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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