Review: Another good travelogue of Iran. Keep 'em comimg. I just can't seem to get enough. Only it's not like there are tons of books out there of my detailed and interesting trip through Iran. Maybe I should write one? Do you think they'd give me a visa? Read more
Review: Dec. 21--This book is just outstanding! It is the only book that clearly shows how natural selection and evolution really >work< through macroevolution, or the evolution of large body structures. The story that Zimmer relates of how some critters have gone into the sea, back to the land, and repeated this several times, taught me stuff that even I hadn't heard about (as an eclectic reader of evolutionary biology tomes). There's also a fine amount of the history of paleontology woven into t... Read more
Review: Brilliant non-technical summary of the history and modern advances in evolutionary science. I think the part about the formation of our planet and the Precambrian era with the first multicellular species was particularly intriguing.
I learned a great deal about the origin of mankind (I did not know for example that we were an entirely different branch of the hominids than the homo erectus). In the last chapter Zimmer does a great job revealing the hidden agenda of creationists in the USA... Read more