Into The Jungle: Great Adventures in the Search for Evolution

Paperback | September 24, 2008

bySean B. Carroll

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These nine short tales vividly depict key discoveries in evolutionary biology and the excitement of the scientific process. Online resources available at www.aw-bc.com/carroll.

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These nine short tales vividly depict key discoveries in evolutionary biology and the excitement of the scientific process. Online resources available at www.aw-bc.com/carroll.

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Key Message:Into the Jungleinvites students to step into the lives of naturalists who followed their dreams, and often risked their lives, to explore the unknown. Each of the nine stories in this brief reader chronicles the dramatic adventures of an influential zoologist, geologist, paleontologist, or geneticist on their path to some o...

Sean B. Carroll is Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Among the most prominent biologists working in the world today, Carroll is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, an award-winning author of  two highly acclaimed bo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:September 24, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0321556712

ISBN - 13:9780321556714

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Table of Contents

Preface  

I. INTO THE JUNGLE

1. Reverend Darwin’s Detour

2. Drawing a Line between Monkeys and Kangaroos

3. Life Imitates Life

II. ON THE TRAIL OF ANCIENT HUMANS

4. Java Man

5. Where the Dragon Laid Her Eggs

III. ALWAYS EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

6. The Day the Mesozoic Died

7. Miss Latimer’s Extraordinary Fish

IV. EVOLUTION IN ACTION

8. A Sickle-Cell Safari             

9. In Cold Blood: The Tale of the Icefish 

General Review and Discussion

Sources and Further Reading

Acknowledgments

Index