Summary: Charles Darwin's Origin of Species was beautifully written, staunchly defended, and defiantly radical. Yet it emerged long before paleontologists and geologists worked out the chronology of life on Earth, and long before biologists uncovered the molecules that underlie heredity and natural selection.
Carl Zimmer's Evolution presents a rich and up-to-date view of evolution that explores the far-reaching implications of Darwin's theory and emphasizes its pow ...show moreer, significance, and relevance to our lives today. Filled with rich narrative, award-winning science writing, and the most current information on topics ranging from Darwinian medicine and sexual selection to the origins of language, evolutionary psychology, and the controversies surrounding creationism, Evolution tells in riveting detail the story of a remarkable scientific journey, from the emergence to the triumph of an idea. ...show less