Endless Forms Most Beautiful
The New Science of Evo Devo
“A beautiful and very important book.”—Lewis Wolpert, American Scientist
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.
- April 2006
- 5.5 × 8.2 in
/ 368 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.
Endorsements & Reviews
“[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
“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
“Combines clear writing with a deep knowledge.” — Publishers Weekly
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