Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo

Sean B. Carroll (Author)
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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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$17.95  $16.51
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
April 17, 2006
5.56 X 0.94 X 8.2 inches | 0.77 pounds
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About the Author

Sean B. Carroll is an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His scientific discoveries have been featured in "Time, U.S. News & World Report" and "The New York Times," and Carroll himself has written articles for "Natural History" and "Playboy." His first book, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo," was a 2005 Top Popular Science Book of the Year ("USA Today"). He and his wife and children reside in Madison, Wisconsin.


Combines clear writing with a deep knowledge.
One of the essential books of our times...[explains] for a general audience how the shapes of organisms are produced by genes.--Peter Forbes
[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.