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    DescriptionDNA evidence not only solves crimes--in Sean Carroll's hands it will now end the Evolution Wars. DNA is the genetic material that defines us as individuals. Over the last two decades, it has emerged as a powerful tool for solving crimes and determining guilt and innocence. But, very recently, an important new aspect of DNA has been revealed--it contains a detailed record of evolution. That is, DNA is a living chronicle of how the marvelous creatures that inhabit our planet have adapted to its many environments, from the freezing waters of the Antarctic to the lush canopy of the rain forest. In this highly accessible narrative, Sean Carroll guides the general listener on a tour of the massive DNA record of three billion years of evolution to see how the fittest are made. And what an eye-opening tour it is--one that features immortal genes, fossil genes, and genes that bear the scars of past battles with horrible diseases. This book clinches the case for evolution beyond any reasonable doubt.


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    Title
    The Making of the Fittest
    Subtitle
    DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sean B. Carroll, Narrator Patrick Lawlor
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400103157
    ISBN 10: 1400103150
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 572.86
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 572.86
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000, SCI027000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 572.8/6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56730
    LC classification: QP624 .C37 2006B
    Thema V1.0: PSAK, PD
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    30 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Sean B. Carroll is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor.
    Review quote
    ""Those who know Lawlor's other readings will again be amazed at his proficiency.... Challenging and rewarding."" ---AudioFile