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Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

by Carl Zimmer
New York: HarperCollins, 2001. 384 pages.

Carl Zimmer, a well established science writer, presents a wonderful companion piece to the new PBS Evolution series by the same name. It presents a broad overview of evolution, and how it relates to other scientific fields like genetics, geology, and medicine. This is a beautifully done book with clear and accessible writing and illustrations throughout.