The Triumph of an Idea
A magnificent and dazzling introduction to the science of evolution and its history from Darwin to the present.
Carl Zimmer tells the story of the theory of evolution from Darwin's journey on the Beagle to the controversies of modern evolutionary theory, the understanding of the lethal resurgence of antibiotic resistant diseases and the wave of species extinctions that face us today. The result is a wonderfully accessible account of a remarkable scientific journey, from the emergence to the triumph of an idea.
“Zimmer takes us on a comprehensive tour of the history and implications of evolution that is hard to fault... Admirable.”
“Written with crystal clarity, Zimmer uses a broad brush to sweep us through the length and breadth of evolution... We are enthusiastically brought up-to-date.... a stunning and accessible book”
Tim Birkhead in the BBC Wildlife Magazine