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The Resource The making of the fittest : DNA and the ultimate forensic record of evolution, Sean B. Carroll ; with illustrations by Jamie W. Carroll and Leanne M. Olds

The making of the fittest : DNA and the ultimate forensic record of evolution, Sean B. Carroll ; with illustrations by Jamie W. Carroll and Leanne M. Olds

Label
The making of the fittest : DNA and the ultimate forensic record of evolution
Title
The making of the fittest
Title remainder
DNA and the ultimate forensic record of evolution
Statement of responsibility
Sean B. Carroll ; with illustrations by Jamie W. Carroll and Leanne M. Olds
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
DNA evidence not only solves crimes--in Sean Carroll's hands it will now end the Evolution Wars. DNA is the genetic material that defines us as individuals. Over the last two decades, it has emerged as a powerful tool for solving crimes and determining guilt & innocence. But, very recently, an important new aspect of DNA has been revealed--it contains a detailed record of evolution. That is, DNA is a living chronicle of how the marvelous creatures that inhabit our planet have adapted to its many environments, from the freezing waters of the Antarctic to the lush canopy of the rain forest. In the pages of this highly readable narrative, Sean Carroll guides the general reader on a tour of the massive DNA record of three billion years of evolution to see how the fittest are made. And what a eye-opening tour it is - one featuring immortal genes, fossil genes, and genes that bear the scars of past battles with horrible diseases. This book clinches the case for evolution, beyond any reasonable doubt
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, Sean B
Dewey number
572.8/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QP624
LC item number
.C37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QP624
NAL item number
.C37 2006
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 M-988
  • QU 475
NLM item number
C319m 2006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • DNA
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • DNA
  • DNA
  • ADN
  • Évolution (Biologie)
  • Évolution moléculaire
  • ADN
  • DNA
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolutionstheorie
  • DNA
  • Evolution
  • Molecular biology
Label
The making of the fittest : DNA and the ultimate forensic record of evolution, Sean B. Carroll ; with illustrations by Jamie W. Carroll and Leanne M. Olds
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0614/2006017197.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Beyond any reasonable doubt -- Introduction : The bloodless fish of Bouvet Island -- The everyday math of evolution : chance, selection, and time -- Immortal genes : running in place for eons -- Making the new from the old -- Fossil genes : broken pieces of yesterday's life -- Déjà vu : how and why evolution repeats itself -- Our flesh and blood : arms races, the human race, and natural selection -- The making and evolution of complexity -- Seeing and believing -- The palm trees of Wyoming
Control code
ocm69593994
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
301 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393330519
Lccn
2006017197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o69593994
  • (OCoLC)69593994
Label
The making of the fittest : DNA and the ultimate forensic record of evolution, Sean B. Carroll ; with illustrations by Jamie W. Carroll and Leanne M. Olds
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0614/2006017197.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Beyond any reasonable doubt -- Introduction : The bloodless fish of Bouvet Island -- The everyday math of evolution : chance, selection, and time -- Immortal genes : running in place for eons -- Making the new from the old -- Fossil genes : broken pieces of yesterday's life -- Déjà vu : how and why evolution repeats itself -- Our flesh and blood : arms races, the human race, and natural selection -- The making and evolution of complexity -- Seeing and believing -- The palm trees of Wyoming
Control code
ocm69593994
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
301 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393330519
Lccn
2006017197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o69593994
  • (OCoLC)69593994

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