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Into the Jungleinvites students to step into the lives of naturalists who followed their dreams, and often risked their lives, to explore the unknown. Each of the nine stories in this brief reader chronicles the dramatic adventures of an influential zoologist, geologist, paleontologist, or geneticist on their path to some of the most important discoveries that have shaped our understanding of how life has evolved. Accessible and engaging, Carroll's storytelling approach helps students appreciate the physical hardships the featured explorers endured and the obstacles they had to overcome in challenging societal belief systems and initiating paradigm shifts in the scientific community. In reading the tales, students will also come to understand the frequent role of serendipity in scientific discovery.
Key Topics:Reverend Darwin's Detour, Drawing a Line between Monkeys and Kangaroos, Life Imitates Life, Java Man, Where the Dragon Laid Her Eggs, The Day the Mesozoic Died, Miss Latimer's Extraordinary Fish, A Sickle-Cell Safari, In Cold Blood: The Tale of the Icefish, General Review and Discussion, Sources and Further Reading
Market:Intended for those in learning the basics of evolutionary biology.
Sean B. Carroll is Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Among the most prominent biologists working in the world today, Carroll is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, an award-winning author of two highly acclaimed books on science for the general public (Endless Forms Most Beautiful and The Making of the Fittest), a widely known charismatic public speaker, an ardent advocate for science education, and a frequent guest on NOVA and other popular television and radio programs. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 scientific papers on animal development and evolution and of two textbooks.
As a High school student entering ap biology, this book was an excellent read! I loved every minute of the book. Sean B. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Pen Name
What a great book to help make learning evolution fun! I teach evolution in college and use these stories to engage my students.Published 20 months ago by Julie A. Hopkins
Great book assigned by my biology class. I am enjoying the story telling style of the history contained in this science book.Published on September 21, 2011 by Billie1
Hi, I am reading this book at the moment and I am a tad confused on some of the questions it asks at the end of each of the chapters, would you be kind enough to send me answers to... Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by Justin Smith
The book arrived only two days after I ordered it! It was in brand new condition! Would definetly buy from this seller again!!!Published on January 6, 2011 by bowens.southern.belle