Making of the Fittest DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution
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Throw out your fossilsthe best evidence for evolution is now found in DNA. DNA is the genetic blueprint of all creatures. Scientists have only recently discovered that it is also a living chronicle of evolution. In this book, leading biologist and writer Sean B. Carroll takes us on an exhilarating tour of the exquisite evolutionary record. The DNA record of evolution is filled with surprises. Immortal genes and evolution repeating itself are two of the stunners that await the lucky reader. The case for evolution can no longer be contested now that the DNA evidence is revealed. 50 b/w illustrations; 8 pages of color.
List price: $17.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2007
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Preface: Beyond Any Reasonable Doubt|
|Introduction: The Bloodless Fish of Bouvet Island|
|The Everyday Math of Evolution: Chance, Selection, and Time|
|Immortal Genes: Running in Place for Eons|
|Making the New from the Old|
|Fossil Genes: Broken Pieces of Yesterday's Life|
|Deja Vu: How and Why Evolution Repeats Itself|
|Our Flesh and Blood: Arms Races, the Human Race, and Natural Selection|
|The Making and Evolution of Complexity|
|Seeing and Believing|
|The Palm Trees of Wyoming|
|Sources and Further Reading|