It is now 2009 and Zimmers book came out in 1998.
In this, his first book, he already exhibits a great deal of talent for explaining the complicated, and making his explanations enjoyable to read.
I love Carl Zimmer's writing style, and thought Parasite Rex was excellent, and had this book recommended to me.
Mainly i wanted to warn others of the exceedingly small text in the paperback version; also very cheap paper.
As usual Zimmer is a pleasure to read. Read more
If you are of a scientific bent, and enjoy detective stories, this is the book for you. It's not written in a "whodunnit" style, but it follows the path of scientists... Read morePublished 14 months ago by L. Jensen
I've read many books by Gould and by Dawkins, so I'm familiar with the examples that illustrate the workings of evolution and natural selection. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jon P.
This is the first book I have read by Carl Zimmer, so I didn't know what to expect. When I first read the title and thought about the subject matter, I assumed this book would be... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Randolph Eck
I picked up this book after a recommendation from one of my Fisheries professors. My background is in fisheries population assessment and management but for my PhD candidacy exams... Read morePublished 23 months ago by jakfish
Carl Zimmer has done it again. A really informative and yet still entertaining book about mammalian evolution. Read morePublished on January 24, 2012 by BigBenya
In "At the Water's Edge," science writer Carl Zimmer describes what we know about the first vertebrates to come ashore, and then discusses the mammals who, millions of years later,... Read morePublished on September 11, 2011 by LeeHoFooks
I didn't expect this to contain so much history. Of course, the history of how these discoveries were made give a lot of insight but I was expecting more story-telling. Read morePublished on August 20, 2011 by papayaspears
The book is a good overview of macro-evolution and Neo-Darwinism. Good to see that the book is very open-minded and lets you make your own conclusions. Read morePublished on January 3, 2011 by Alan Tatourian