"Once in a while, though, a book comes along that not only transports the layman to the cutting edge of science, but helps transform the intellectual or cultural landscape... Sean Carroll's Endless Forms Most Beautiful... deserves to... EvoDevo is a complex and highly technical subject but Carroll manages magnificently to translate the debates into a lay language without patronising the reader.
Endless Forms Most Beautiful provides an essential glimpse into both the creation of lifeand the excitement of scientific discovery." (KENAN MALIK SUNDAY TELEGRAPH )
"Carroll does something superb - something very few other popular science writers try to do. Instead of trying to merely recreate the excitement of teh scientist hot on the trail of something new, Carroll actually explains the source of the excitement to the reader... a book for those with a natural scientific curiosity.. never before has such an evolutionary synthesis had such an explanatory power." ( MORNING STAR )
"in attempting to make Evo Devo accessible to a wider readership... Carroll does it splendidly." (STEVEN ROSE THE GUARDIAN )
Evo Devo is evolutionary development biology, the third revolution in evolutionary biology. The first was marked by the publication of The Origin of Spec ies. The second occurred in the early 20th century, when Darwin's theories were merged with the study of genetics. Now the insights of Evo Devo are astonishing the biology world by showing how the endless forms of animals - butterflies and zebras, trilobites and dinosaurs, apes and humans - are made and evolved.
Perhaps the most surprising finding of Evo Devo is the discovery that a small number of primitive genes led to the formation of fundamental organs and appendages in all animal forms. The gene that causes humans to form arms and legs is the same gene that causes birds and insects to form wings, and fish to form fins. Similarly, one ancient gene has led to the creation of eyes across the animal kingdom. Changes in the way this ancient toolkit of genes is used have created all the diversity that surrounds us.
Sean Carroll is the ideal author to lead the curious on this intellectual adventure. He is the acknowledged leader of the field, and his seminal discoveries have been featured in Time and the New York Times.
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Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson, UK, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Jamie W. Carroll, Josh P. Klaiss and Leanne M. Olds Ilustrador. Size: Large 8vo (9 to 11 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Minor marks & wear to boards and jacket. Illustrator: Jamie W. Carroll, Josh P. Klaiss and Leanne M. Olds. ISBN: 0297850946. ISBN/EAN: 9780297850946. Nº de ref. de la librería 26024