Creatures of Accident: The Rise of the Animal Kingdom

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September 2007



"Creatures of Accident is no accidental book. It is an elegantly wrought piece of science writing from one of the leading thinkers on the evolution of animals. Arthur deftly guides us through the history of biology, from before Darwin to the latest discoveries of DNA, to create a fascinating argument about how complexity arose on Earth." --Carl Zimmer, author of "Evolution: The Triumph of An Idea and Soul Made Flesh
""In Creatures of Accident, Wallace Arthur gives us a lively and original account of the evolution of complex life forms, and takes on the attacks of Intelligent Design creationism on the integrity of science. This book will be an enjoyable one for both the general reader with a scientific bent and the scientific reader of a general bent." --Rudolf A. Raff, professor of biology, Indiana University, and author of "The Shape of Life: Genes, Development, and the Evolution of Animal Form
""Crisply written, Prof. Arthur's book makes a powerful case for the liberal humanist approach to scientific investigation of biological patterns and evolutionary 'advancement.' It deserves to be read as a corrective by those interested in the Intelligent Design controversy." --Richard Fortey, Visiting Prof of Palaeobiology, University of Oxford, and author of "Earth: An Intimate History
""Creatures of Accident is a vibrant exposition of what biological evolution is really all about, and how it works to result in something as wondrous as a human being. Arthur argues convincingly that the chance duplication of genes and body parts is the raw material from which natural selection produces major increases in biological complexity. What's more, the book is so accessible and well-writtenthat it's fun to read." --Fred Wilt, author of "Principles of Developmental Biology" "Beautifully Simplified and Readable." --"Nature"

EAN: 9780809037018
ISBN: 0809037017
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2007
Seitenanzahl: 255 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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