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Tangled Bank

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ISBN-10: 0981519474

ISBN-13: 9780981519470

Edition: 2010

Authors: Carl Zimmer

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The Tangled Bank is the first textbook about evolution intended for the general reader. Zimmer, an award-winning science writer, takes readers on a fascinating journey into the latest discoveries about evolution. In the Canadian Arctic, paleontologists unearth fossils documenting the move of our ancestors from sea to land. In the outback of Australia, a zoologist tracks some of the world's deadliest snakes to decipher the 100-million-year evolution of venom molecules. In Africa, geneticists are gathering DNA to probe the origin of our species. In clear, non-technical language, Zimmer explains the central concepts essential for understanding new advances in evolution, including natural…    
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Book details

List price: $89.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 394
Size: 7.73" wide x 9.98" long x 1.04" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Carl Zimmer writes the monthly essay in the US magazine Natural History, having inherited this position from Stephen Jay Gould.