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Offline Nrswhy

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Evolution Books
« on: July 27, 2008, 09:04:44 PM »
Just wanting a little help from the community.  I am looking for a good book on evolution.  One explaining the basic primers and relatively up to date.   I would love to get my wife to read this suggestion.

Secondly, I am looking for a book on evolution to read for myself.  I have a degree in biology and was looking to brush up on evolution beyond the information we get on the show.  Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated!

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Re: Evolution Books
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008, 09:14:50 PM »
on the origin of species  ;D  i'm sure this is stating the obvious.

Daniel Dennett's Darwin's Dangerous Idea is a good 'un.  it's a philosophical stance, but does go into the basics very well.
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Re: Evolution Books
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 01:34:44 AM »
Dawkins' The Ancestor's Tale is my favorite on the subject so far.

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Re: Evolution Books
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 08:44:35 AM »
Dawkins' The Ancestor's Tale is my favorite on the subject so far.

The Brlind Watchmaker is also good.

But watch out: the Origin of Species is pretty boring.

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Re: Evolution Books
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 11:54:12 AM »
Darwin's Ghost, by Steve Jones

It's basically an update to Darwin's Origin of Species, and without all the Victorian rhetoric.

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Re: Evolution Books
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008, 02:07:53 PM »
Recently finished EVOLUTION: The Triumph of an Idea by Carl Zimmer. An excellent read!
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Re: Evolution Books
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2008, 02:53:00 PM »
Recently finished EVOLUTION: The Triumph of an Idea by Carl Zimmer. An excellent read!

zimmer is great.  currently finishing up parasite rex, which is more about parasites but has some speculative evolution in it (such as the idea that parasites have driven most of the evolution on this earth :D)
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