Lamarck's Revenge: How Epigenetics Is Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Evolution's Past and Present

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About the Author

Peter Ward, Ph.D. is a paleontologist and astrobiologist whose most recent book is A New History of Life, with coauthor Joe Kirschvink. Ward's Rare Earth, coauthored with Don Brownlee, was named by Discover Magazine as one of the ten most important science books of the year and his Gorgon was awarded a Washington State Governor's Book Award. He has appeared often on the Art Bell Coast to Coast radio program and on Science Friday with Ira Flatow. Ward lives in Washington State.


"A fascinating journey into the relatively new field of epigenetics . . . Skilled in both science and writing, Ward walks readers through its history, mechanisms, and the current fierce debate over its role. The best introduction so far to one of the most controversial elements of 21st-century evolutionary science." - Kirkus Starred Review

"Fascinating ... [Ward] makes a powerful case for more study." - Coast Weekend

"A NEW HISTORY OF LIFE deserves kudos for infectious élan, impressive scholarship and a plausible accounting of life's herky-jerky, hurry-up-and-wait tribulations." - Wall Street Journal (A NEW HISTORY OF LIFE)

If you want to open your mind to the depths of modern thinking, then A NEW HISTORY OF LIFE is for you. Read it!" - San Francisco Book Review (A NEW HISTORY OF LIFE)

"A NEW HISTORY OF LIFE makes for an exciting and comprehensive read, enthralling to science nerds and lay readers who are curious about the rich natural history of planet Earth." - Nature World News (A NEW HISTORY OF LIFE)

"The authors, both scientists, propose several different ways of looking at the history of life on earth, including the role that catastrophes played in shaping the development of living things." - Seattle Times (A NEW HISTORY OF LIFE)