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5.0 out of 5 stars A Scientific Page Turner, July 5, 2009
This review is from: Darwin's Universe: Evolution from A to Z (Hardcover)
In this year of the Darwin bicentennial, I can't think of a better introduction to what it all means - and why his deceptively simple theory of evolution by natural selection is so central to modern biology and why it still triggers such great emotion. Crammed with a wealth of information about evolution's key players and central ideas, Richard Milner's "Darwin's Universe" is the work of a master of science popularization, without even a trace of jargon, and illustrated with rare photographs and engravings on almost every page. Though encyclopedic in scope, it is also a rattling good read, a feast to savor over many days. It includes essays on every conceivable topic touching on the evolutionary story - from the introduction of dinosaurs into Hollywood cartoons and the making of the 1933 movie "King Kong" to an extended profile of the great evolutionist himself (Did you know, for example, that Charles Darwin served as a part-time justice of the peace? He was usually soft-hearted but tough on poachers and those cruel to animals.) Like the works of Milner's childhood buddy Stephen Jay Gould, "Darwin's Universe" is an essential addition to the bookshelves of anyone with even a passing interest in contemporary science. Dip into it, and you'll evolve too.
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Initial post: Jul 22, 2009 2:33:04 PM PDT
Sounds like a paid review added on behalf of the publisher.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2009 3:20:11 PM PDT
If you're right, I am still waiting for my check.
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