The story of life : great discoveries in biology
- Sean B. Carroll.
- New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
- Physical description
- xxv, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Carroll, Sean B., author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part I: The process of science
- Guts and glory
- Part II: First do no harm
- Like beads on a necklace
- Who would have guessed it?
- The secret of life
- Genes as medicine
- Part III: Evolution and the origins of biological diversity
- Great minds think alike
- An explosion of animals
- Evolution by merger
- A third form of life
- Queen of the stone age
- A little bit of neanderthal in many of us
- Part IV: Ecology
- You are who you eat
- Why is the world green?
- A rule of thumb (to save the world)
- The future on life on a hockey stick
- Part V: Physiology and medicine
- Unleashing potential
- The arsenal of immunity
- Everyone has a split personality
- Appendix A: The scientific method.
A unique opportunity for students to learn biology through stories told by one of the great science storytellers of our time: Sean B. Carroll. This enriching text follows the structure of an introductory biology course, with brief chapters that span the breadth of the life sciences. This gives maximum flexibility to assign a few stories, or all of them.
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- Publication date
- 9780393631562 (paperback)
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