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    DescriptionThese nine short tales vividly depict key discoveries in evolutionary biology and the excitement of the scientific process. Online resources available at www.aw-bc.com/carroll.


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    Title
    Into the Jungle
    Subtitle
    Great Adventures in the Search for Evolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sean B. Carroll, By (author) Neil A. Campbell, By (author) Jane B. Reece
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780321556714
    ISBN 10: 0321556712
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.1
    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26720
    DC22: 576.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: QH361 .C27 2009
    Thema V1.0: PSAJ
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps, figures
    Publisher
    Pearson Education (US)
    Imprint name
    Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company, Subs of Addison Wesley Longman, Inc
    Publication date
    24 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    San Francisco
    Author Information
    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.
    Back cover copy
    Key Message: Into the Jungle invites students to step into the lives of naturalists who followed their dreams, and often risked their lives, to explore the unknown. Each of the nine stories in this brief reader chronicles the dramatic adventures of an influential zoologist, geologist, paleontologist, or geneticist on their path to some of the most important discoveries that have shaped our understanding of how life has evolved. Accessible and engaging, Carroll's storytelling approach helps students appreciate the physical hardships the featured explorers endured and the obstacles they had to overcome in challenging societal belief systems and initiating paradigm shifts in the scientific community. In reading the tales, students will also come to understand the frequent role of serendipity in scientific discovery. Key Topics: Reverend Darwin's Detour, Drawing a Line between Monkeys and Kangaroos, Life Imitates Life, Java Man, Where the Dragon Laid Her Eggs, The Day the Mesozoic Died, Miss Latimer's Extraordinary Fish, A Sickle-Cell Safari, In Cold Blood: The Tale of the Icefish, General Review and Discussion, Sources and Further Reading Market: Intended for those in learning the basics of evolutionary biology.
    Table of contents
    Preface   I. INTO THE JUNGLE1. Reverend Darwinâ s Detour2. Drawing a Line between Monkeys and Kangaroos3. Life Imitates LifeII. ON THE TRAIL OF ANCIENT HUMANS4. Java Man5. Where the Dragon Laid Her EggsIII. ALWAYS EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED6. The Day the Mesozoic Died 7. Miss Latimerâ s Extraordinary FishIV. EVOLUTION IN ACTION8. A Sickle-Cell Safari              9. In Cold Blood: The Tale of the Icefish  General Review and DiscussionSources and Further ReadingAcknowledgmentsIndex