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
I love Zimmer's writing. - Goodreads
Read it once with glee and now use as a reference. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Elliott Bignell - Goodreads

Zimmer has once again triumphed with a work of solid erudition and admirable clarity. By turns entertaining and informative, he writes with a clean style. Neither as technical as Dawkins or Dennett ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sean Martin - Goodreads

Good, but the psychology section could have been maybe a bit better done? 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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