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Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species

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An award-wining biologist explores the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on Earth--from the epic journeys of pioneering naturalists to the breakthroughs making headlines today. Review Quotes: "These scientific adventurers inspire the author?and will do the same for experts and novices alike?with their fearless dedication to getting at...

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An award-wining biologist explores the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on Earth--from the epic journeys of pioneering naturalists to the breakthroughs making headlines today.
Review Quotes:
"These scientific adventurers inspire the author?and will do the same for experts and novices alike?with their fearless dedication to getting at the truth, as far as it can be known. A stirring introduction to the wonder of evolutionary biology." --Kirkus Review, 12/15/08

Review Quotes:
"These scientific adventurers inspire the author--and will do the same for experts and novices alike--with their fearless dedication to getting at the truth, as far as it can be known. A stirring introduction to the wonder of evolutionary biology." --Kirkus Review, 12/15/08

Review Quotes:
"These scientific adventurers inspire the author--and will do the same for experts and novices alike--with their fearless dedication to getting at the truth, as far as it can be known. A stirring introduction to the wonder of evolutionary biology." --"Kirkus Review", 12/15/08

Brief Description:
An award-wining biologist takes us on the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet.
Just 150 years ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness.Our sense of how old it was? Vague and vastly off the mark. And our sense of our own species' history? A set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. Fossils had been known for millennia, but they were seen as the bones of dragons and other imagined creatures.
In the tradition of The Microbe Hunters and Gods, Graves, and Scholars, Sean Carroll's Remarkable Creatures celebrates the pioneers who replaced our fancies with the even more amazing true story of how our world evolved.
Carroll recounts the most important discoveries in two centuries of national history -- from Darwin's trip around the world to CharlesWalcott's discovery of pre-Cambrian life in the Grand Canyon; from Louis and Mary Leakey's investigation of our deepest past in East Africa to the trailblazers in modern laboratories who have located a time clock in our DNA. Join him in a rousing voyage of discovery, from the epic journeys of pioneering naturalists to the breakthroughs making headlines today.

Biographical Note:
SEAN B. CARROLL is professor of molecular biology and genetics and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of "The Making of the Fittest "and "Endless""Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of""Evo Devo, "a finalist for the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize and a best science book of the year in "Discover "magazine and "USA Today."
An award-winning biologist takes us on the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet.
Just 150 years ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness. Our sense of its age was vague and vastly off the mark, and much of the knowledge of our own species' history was a set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. In the tradition of "The Microbe Hunters "and" Gods," "Graves," "and""Scholars," Sean Carroll leads a rousing voyage that recounts the most important discoveries in two centuries of natural history: from Darwin's trip around the world to Charles Walcott's discovery of pre-Cambrian life in the Grand Canyon; from Louis and Mary Leakey's investigation of our deepest past in East Africa to the trailblazers in modern laboratories who have located a time clock in our DNA.

Review Citations:
New York Times Book Review 01/03/2010 pg. 20 (EAN 9780547247786, Paperback)
Wilson Senior High Core Col 01/01/2010 pg. 32 (EAN 9780547247786, Paperback)
Wilson Senior High Core Col 01/01/2011 pg. 256 (EAN 9780547247786, Paperback)
Wilson Public Library Catalog 01/01/2013 pg. 401 (EAN 9780547247786, Paperback)
Library Journal 06/01/2009 pg. 60 (EAN 9781423378051, Compact Disc)
Publishers Weekly 12/08/2008 pg. 56 (EAN 9780151014859, Hardcover)
Discover 02/01/2009 pg. 23 (EAN 9780151014859, Hardcover)
Booklist 01/01/2009 pg. 32 (EAN 9780151014859, Hardcover)
Scientific American 02/01/2009 pg. 82 (EAN 9780151014859, Hardcover)
Choice 09/01/2009 (EAN 9780151014859, Hardcover)
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2008 pg. 1287 (EAN 9780151014859, Hardcover)
Wilson Public Library Catalog 01/01/2009 pg. 39 (EAN 9780151014859, Hardcover)
Wilson Senior High Core Col 01/01/2010 pg. 32 (EAN 9780151014859, Hardcover)
Wilson Senior High Core Col 01/01/2011 pg. 256 (EAN 9780151014859, Hardcover)
Wilson Public Library Catalog 01/01/2013 pg. 401 (EAN 9780151014859, Hardcover)
Contributor Bio: Carroll, Sean
SEAN B. CARROLL is professor of molecular biology and genetics and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of The Making of the Fittest and Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a best science book of the year in Discover magazine and USA Today.

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