9780393330519

Making Of The Fittest Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393330519

  • ISBN10:

    0393330516

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 9/17/2007
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

DNA, the genetic blueprint of all creatures, is a stunningly rich and detailed record of evolution. Every change or new trait, from the gaudy colors of tropical birds to our color vision with which we admire them, is due to changes in DNA that leave a record and can be traced. Just as importantly, the DNA evidence has revealed several profound surprises about how evolution actually works. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Preface: Beyond Any Reasonable Doubtp. 13
Introduction: The Bloodless Fish of Bouvet Islandp. 19
The Everyday Math of Evolution: Chance, Selection, and Timep. 41
Immortal Genes: Running in Place for Eonsp. 69
Making the New from the Oldp. 91
Fossil Genes: Broken Pieces of Yesterday's Lifep. 117
Deja Vu: How and Why Evolution Repeats Itselfp. 139
Our Flesh and Blood: Arms Races, the Human Race, and Natural Selectionp. 153
The Making and Evolution of Complexityp. 189
Seeing and Believingp. 215
The Palm Trees of Wyomingp. 249
Sources and Further Readingp. 269
Acknowledgmentsp. 285
Indexp. 287
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