Endless Forms Most Beautiful : The New Science of Evo Devo
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.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 140 x 208 x 25mm | 310g
- 28 Dec 2011
- WW Norton & Co
- New York, United States
- w. figs. (some col.)
"Combines clear writing with a deep knowledge." -- Publishers Weekly "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." -- Library Journal "[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 - US News & World Report "One of the essential books of our times...[explains] for a general audience how the shapes of organisms are produced by genes." -- Peter Forbes - The Guardian
About Sean B. Carroll
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.