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Improbable destinies : fate, chance, and the future of evolution

by Losos, Jonathan B. (Author)

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A Harvard museum curator draws on the latest breakthroughs in evolutionary biology to examine how tiny, random convergences, from mutations to butterfly sneezes, have triggered remarkable evolutionary changes. Full description

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Summary: A Harvard museum curator draws on the latest breakthroughs in evolutionary biology to examine how tiny, random convergences, from mutations to butterfly sneezes, have triggered remarkable evolutionary changes.
Physical Description: xv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-353) and index.
ISBN: 9780399184925
0399184929
Author Notes: Jonathan B. Losos is a biology professor at Washington University and director of the Living Earth Collaborative, a partnership between the university, the Saint Louis Zoo, and the Missouri Botanical Garden. Previously, Losos was a professor of biology at Harvard University and Curator in Herpetology at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. Losos is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the editor in chief of The Princeton Guide to Evolution and How Evolution Shapes Our Lives , and the author of Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree .
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