9780321556714

Into The Jungle Great Adventures in the Search for Evolution

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321556714

  • ISBN10:

    0321556712

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/24/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Not so long ago, most of the globe was uncharted wilderness. The explorations of the world's deep jungles, vast deserts, stark badlands, frozen polar regions, and countless chains of islands are some of the greatest adventures of recent times, and the discoveries they yielded gave birth to and nourished the most important idea in biology: evolution.

Author Biography

Sean B. Carroll is Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Among the most prominent biologists working in the world today, Carroll is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, an award-winning author of  two highly acclaimed books on science for the general public (Endless Forms Most Beautiful and The Making of the Fittest), a widely known charismatic public speaker, an ardent advocate for science education, and a frequent guest on NOVA and other popular television and radio programs. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 scientific papers on animal development and evolution and of two textbooks.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Into The Junglep. 1
Reverend Darwin's Detourp. 4
Drawing the Line between Monkeys and Kangaroosp. 35
Life Imitates Lifep. 51
On The Trail of Ancient Humansp. 65
Java Manp. 66
Where the Dragon Laid Her Eggsp. 88
Always Expect the Unexpectedp. 111
The Day the Mesozoic Diedp. 112
Miss Latimer's Extraordinary Fishp. 132
Evolution In Actionp. 147
A Sickle-Cell Safarip. 148
In Cold Blood: The Tale of the Icefishp. 166
General Review and Discussionp. 185
Acknowledgmentsp. 187
References and Further Readingp. 189
Indexp. 203
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