The Making of the Fittest

DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution

Recommended by Beth Shapiro, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #30 in Evolution, Ranked #33 in Geneticssee more rankings.

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 and 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...

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Beth Shapiro There are a lot of books out there about evolution and extinction. I chose this one because he focusses specifically on what we can learn about evolution by looking at genome sequences, at DNA sequences, which is what I do. (Source)

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