Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo


By (author) Sean B. Carroll

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm x 24mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 19 May 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393327795
  • ISBN 13: 9780393327793
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 90,779

Product description

For over a century, opening the black box of embryonic development was the holy grail of biology. Evo Devo-Evolutionary Developmental Biology-is the new science that has finally cracked open the box. Within the pages of his rich and riveting book, Sean B. Carroll explains how we are discovering that complex life is ironically much simpler than anyone ever expected.

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Author information

Sean B. Carroll is professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His first book, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, was a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Carroll's seminal scientific work has been featured in Time and The New Yorker. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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"[Carroll] reveals a remarkable series of insights into how evolution has shaped-and continues to shape-the wondrous assortment of creatures that share this planet with us. He emerges as the new, user-friendly public face of evolutionary science." -- Thomas Hayden "Carroll is a gifted writer... In light of this new understanding (Evo Devo), the objections to evolutionary theory based on transitional gaps and irreducible complexity become more obtuse than ever." "Combines clear writing with a deep knowledge."