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The Resource Improbable destinies : fate, chance, and the future of evolution, Jonathan B. Losos ; illustrated by Marlin Peterson

Improbable destinies : fate, chance, and the future of evolution, Jonathan B. Losos ; illustrated by Marlin Peterson

Label
Improbable destinies : fate, chance, and the future of evolution
Title
Improbable destinies
Title remainder
fate, chance, and the future of evolution
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan B. Losos ; illustrated by Marlin Peterson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Losos, Jonathan B
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366.2
LC item number
.L664 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Peterson, Marlin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural selection
  • Mutation (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology
Label
Improbable destinies : fate, chance, and the future of evolution, Jonathan B. Losos ; illustrated by Marlin Peterson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The good dinosaur -- Part one: Nature's doppelgängers. Evolutionary déjà vu ; Replicated reptiles ; Evolutionary idiosyncrasy -- Part two: Experiments in the wild. The not-so-glacial pace of evolutionary change ; Colorful Trinidad ; Lizard castaways ; From manure to modern science ; Evolution in swimming pools and sandboxes -- Part three: Evolution under the microscope. Replaying the tape ; Breakthrough in a bottle ; Jots, tittles, and drunken fruit flies ; The human environment ; Conclusion: Fate, chance, and the inevitability of humans
Control code
ocn965731870
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 368 pages
Isbn
9780399184925
Lccn
2016054594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)965731870
Label
Improbable destinies : fate, chance, and the future of evolution, Jonathan B. Losos ; illustrated by Marlin Peterson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The good dinosaur -- Part one: Nature's doppelgängers. Evolutionary déjà vu ; Replicated reptiles ; Evolutionary idiosyncrasy -- Part two: Experiments in the wild. The not-so-glacial pace of evolutionary change ; Colorful Trinidad ; Lizard castaways ; From manure to modern science ; Evolution in swimming pools and sandboxes -- Part three: Evolution under the microscope. Replaying the tape ; Breakthrough in a bottle ; Jots, tittles, and drunken fruit flies ; The human environment ; Conclusion: Fate, chance, and the inevitability of humans
Control code
ocn965731870
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 368 pages
Isbn
9780399184925
Lccn
2016054594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)965731870

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