Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea: The Triumph of an Idea - from Darwin to DNA

4.08 avg rating
( 3,456 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099439820: Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea: The Triumph of an Idea - from Darwin to DNA

Carl Zimmer tells the story of the theory of evolution from Darwin's journey on the Beagle to the controversies of modern evolutionary theory, the understanding of the lethal resurgence of antibiotic resistant diseases and the wave of species extinctions that face us today. The result is a wonderfully accessible account of a remarkable scientific journey, from the emergence to the triumph of an idea.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

In this title, Carl Zimmer draws together the entire history of evolution, from Darwin's original insights on the voyage of the Beagle, through the 'modern synthesis', which combined genetics with natural selection, to the Darwinian medicine and the 'selfish gene' of today.

Review:

While there are countless books on evolution, there are few that have quite the combination of interest for the general reader provided by American science writer Carl Zimmer's Evolution. From the historical genesis of Darwin's idea, born and bred aboard the Beagle and the subsequent furore after its publication in 1859, Zimmer brings us right up to date with an overview of the status of the Darwin/Wallace theory today. Darwin promised his readers "a grandeur in this view of life" and, as Zimmer very ably shows, life now displays far more grandeur than even Darwin appreciated. Zimmer is ideally qualified to do this as he was a senior editor at Discover magazine where he saw much of the new science developing before his eyes. He is also a well-known author of some very successful popular science books such as At the Water's Edge and more recently Parasite Rex. The bare factual bones of the science are deftly interlaced with stories of the individual scientists and their discoveries which normally are hidden from view. Zimmer takes us expertly from the origin of life and its prehistoric evolution as evidenced by fossils, through the genetic evidence and evolution of sex to the question of primate evolution and the problems this still raises for religious fundamentalists. Beautifully illustrated with photos, diagrams and artwork, and supported with an extensive further reading list and index, Evolution is part of a bigger WGBH television and educational project but can stand alone on its own considerable merits. -- Douglas Palmer

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Carl Zimmer
ISBN 10: 0099439824 ISBN 13: 9780099439820
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800994398200000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Carl Zimmer
Published by Random House (2003)
ISBN 10: 0099439824 ISBN 13: 9780099439820
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House, 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # F4-9780099439820

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Carl Zimmer, Stephen Jay Gould
Published by Cornerstone
ISBN 10: 0099439824 ISBN 13: 9780099439820
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea, Carl Zimmer, Stephen Jay Gould, Carl Zimmer tells the story of the theory of evolution from Darwin's journey on the Beagle to the controversies of modern evolutionary theory, the understanding of the lethal resurgence of antibiotic resistant diseases and the wave of species extinctions that face us today. The result is a wonderfully accessible account of a remarkable scientific journey, from the emergence to the triumph of an idea. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099439820

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Carl Zimmer
Published by Arrow (2003)
ISBN 10: 0099439824 ISBN 13: 9780099439820
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000190517

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Carl Zimmer
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 0099439824 ISBN 13: 9780099439820
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Carl Zimmer tells the story of the theory of evolution from Darwin s journey on the Beagle to the controversies of modern evolutionary theory, the understanding of the lethal resurgence of antibiotic resistant diseases and the wave of species extinctions that face us today. The result is a wonderfully accessible account of a remarkable scientific journey, from the emergence to the triumph of an idea. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099439820

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Carl Zimmer
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 0099439824 ISBN 13: 9780099439820
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Carl Zimmer tells the story of the theory of evolution from Darwin s journey on the Beagle to the controversies of modern evolutionary theory, the understanding of the lethal resurgence of antibiotic resistant diseases and the wave of species extinctions that face us today. The result is a wonderfully accessible account of a remarkable scientific journey, from the emergence to the triumph of an idea. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099439820

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Zimmer, Carl
Published by Cornerstone (2003)
ISBN 10: 0099439824 ISBN 13: 9780099439820
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, 2003. Book Condition: New. 2003. Paperback. In this title, Carl Zimmer draws together the entire history of evolution, from Darwin's original insights on the voyage of the Beagle, through the "modern synthesis", which combined genetics with natural selection, to the Darwinian medicine and the "selfish gene" of today. Num Pages: 512 pages. BIC Classification: PDZ; PSAJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 32. Weight in Grams: 364. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099439820

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Zimmer, Carl
Published by Cornerstone
ISBN 10: 0099439824 ISBN 13: 9780099439820
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone. Book Condition: New. 2003. Paperback. In this title, Carl Zimmer draws together the entire history of evolution, from Darwin's original insights on the voyage of the Beagle, through the "modern synthesis", which combined genetics with natural selection, to the Darwinian medicine and the "selfish gene" of today. Num Pages: 512 pages. BIC Classification: PDZ; PSAJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 32. Weight in Grams: 364. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099439820

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Carl Zimmer, Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN 10: 0099439824 ISBN 13: 9780099439820
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Carl Zimmer tells the story of the theory of evolution from Darwin's journey on the Beagle to the controversies of modern evolutionary theory, the understanding of the lethal resurgence of antibiotic resistant diseases and the wave of species extinctions that face us today. The result is a wonderful. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780099439820_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Carl Zimmer
Published by Arrow (2003)
ISBN 10: 0099439824 ISBN 13: 9780099439820
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 512 pages. 7.80x5.08x1.18 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0099439824

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book