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Cover_The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution by Sean B. Carroll

In his book, American biologist and authoritative Evo-Devo specialist Sean B. Carroll speaks in an easy and entertaining manner about how evolution and natural selection are reflected in the DNA chronicles.

Sean B. Carroll, The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution, translated from English by T. Mosolova, Moscow: AST: CORPUS, 2015

Carrol believes that he provides the evidence Darwin himself couldn't even dream about.

Genetic research of recent years show that absolutely different species develop the same characteristics and similar species develop different characteristics. Evolution repeats itself. The icefish learned to cope without hemoglobin and colobuses learned to digest plant food like ruminants.

Carrol opposes those who use nonscientific arguments against Darwinism and warns that if we ignore the predictions of scientists and continue to relate to nature as consumers, then a joyless future awaits the planet.

Sean B. Carroll is a professor of molecular biology, genetics, and medical genetics. Since 2010, he has been vice-president for science education of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA. He is a producer of popular science films and an author of popular science books on biology and the history of science. He was awarded several prestigious prizes including the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Sciences (2012). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

About the book

  • “Of all the scientists in the world today, there is no one with whom Charles Darwin would rather spend an evening than Sean Carroll.”
        Michael Ruse, author of The Evolution-Creation Struggle

  • “Excellent... Carroll's book will certainly help the public to understand evolution more clearly...”
        Brian Charlesworth, Nature

  • “His book is friendly and charming and, by its conclusion, quietly devastating in its condemnation of stupidity. Read it and shout, “Hallelujah!”
        Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun

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