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Caly K. (goneriding24-7) reviewed The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution on
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This book is a great explanation of evolution, that anyone could read and gain some knowledge from. Carroll gives explanations of the fascinating adaptations that randomly occurred in many species. From primate color vision to antifreeze producing fish, each one is intriguing.
Carroll moves on to explain why people often disbelieve science and most of all, evolution. He then gives a sobering account of the status of the world's fisheries and describes histories newest mass-extinction, the one we're in the process of causing.
Anyone with an interest in nature should read this book!
I really enjoyed the beginning of each chapter where the author would use a real life example to illustrate the point he was trying to make in that particular chapter. This was the highlight for me. The rest was a wee bit boring & technical. I'm a hands on, right-brained learner who needs more than charts, graphs, & a text-book lecture, so for me, this book was just okay. I find this subject matter fascinating & was hoping for more of a layman's version