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    • The Serengeti Rules

    • The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters
    • By: Sean B. Carroll
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How does life work? How does nature produce the right numbers of zebras and lions on the African savanna, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream? In The Serengeti Rules, award-winning biologist and author Sean B. Carroll tells the stories of the pioneering scientists who sought the answers to such simple yet profoundly important questions.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Endless Forms Most Beautiful

    • The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom
    • By: Sean B. Carroll
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For over a century, opening the black box of embryonic development was the holy grail of biology. Evo Devo--Evolutionary Developmental Biology--is the new science that has finally cracked open the box. Within the pages of his rich and riveting book, Sean B. Carroll explains how we are discovering that complex life is ironically much simpler than anyone ever expected.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging but rewarding

    • By Terry A. Gray on 05-26-10

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Remarkable Creatures

    • Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species
    • By: Sean B. Carroll
    • Narrated by: Jim Bond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just 150 years ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness. Our sense of its age was vastly off the mark. And what we believed to be the history of our own species consisted of fantastic myths and fairy tales; fossils, known for millennia, were seen as the bones of dragons and other imagined creatures. How did we learn so much so quickly? Remarkable Creatures celebrates the pioneers who replaced our fancies with the even more remarkable real story of how our world evolved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Remarkable Journey

    • By Michael Dowd on 03-22-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Making of the Fittest

    • DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution
    • By: Sean B. Carroll
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    DNA is the genetic material that defines us as individuals. Over the last two decades, it has emerged as a powerful tool for solving crimes and determining guilt and innocence. But, very recently, an important new aspect of DNA has been revealed: it contains a detailed record of evolution. That is, DNA is a living chronicle of how the marvelous creatures that inhabit our planet have adapted to its many environments, from the freezing waters of the Antarctic to the lush canopy of the rain forest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So that's Evolution

    • By Roy on 04-26-09

    Regular price: $24.49