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We may marvel at the process of an egg becoming an adult, but we accept it as an everyday fact. It is merely then a lack of imagination to fail to grasp how changes in this process that assimilated over long periods of time, far longer than the span of human experience, shape life's diversity."The book's second half is where Carroll really gets at the meat of evo devo, explaining how regulatory genes control such mysteries as individual and population changes in butterfly's spots, jaguar fur, and hominid skulls. Evo devo is one of the hottest areas of study in 21st-century biology, and Carroll's outline of the field is a great place to start understanding it. --Therese Littleton
Sean B. Carroll is a great writer as well as an outstanding biologist. I had the good fortune of hearing him speak and of meeting him at Northern Virginia Community College - his... Read morePublished 21 days ago by R. W. Gorham
As a scientist from a different field, I find the ideas presented in this book very exciting. There are explained well and with enough detail for the skeptical and the curious. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Bauer
Sean Carroll is a major figure in Evo-Devo and provides a lucid account of the field. Very well written. Wish he provided an updated version. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an amazing book written in plain English but with a depth of scientific knowledge you often don't get in many "popular science" books. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sarah Gunn
I haven't finished this book yet but so far I am well-pleased with the purchase. Mr. Carroll is very good at explaining complex topics. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eric T. Gorall
My background is a little different from some other readers - bought this while reading "Developmental Biology" by Scott F. Gilbert. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ilya