Blueprints: Solving the Mystery of Evolution

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The authors of the international bestseller, Lucy: The Beginnings Of Humankind trace the evolution of the theory of evolution itself in this fascinating, eminently readable book. Illustrated.

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To readers who enjoyed Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind ( LJ 2/1/81), another book by the same authors is a welcome event. This new collaboration is a recounting of evolutionary theory from its roots in the 18th century, through Darwin's and Wallace's revolutionary interpretation of natural selection as evolution's moving force, to the 20th-century unraveling of the genetic code. As in the authors' earlier book, clear writing, clever analogies from the everyday world, and portrayal of scientists as living personalities help make a complex subject approachable for the thoughtful lay reader. The authors are best at telling the genetic story, a sequel to the more often-told Darwinian history and essential to today's understanding of evolution as a well-established scientific dogma.
- Margery C. Coombs, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"In this wonderfully engaging book, the researches of Lamarck, Mendel, Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace and modern evolutionary biologists add up to an intriguing human drama," maintained PW . "It would be hard to imagine a more readable, comprehensive survey of the story of evolution." Illustrated.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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