330 pages, Col photos, figs, tabs
This volume is a collection of essays by leading scientists, and includes works by science writer Carl Zimmer, historian Janet Browne, and a foreword by journalist David Quammen. As Quammen says in his foreword, the book collects "reports from the field, plainspoken descriptions of lifetime obsessions, hard-earned bits of wisdom, and works in progress, pried loose from some of the most interesting, eminent researchers in evolutionary biology..."
In the Light of Evolution is exactly what both other scientists and the public need in the quest for understanding of this vitally important subject: a dispatch from the front, by scientists directly engaged in research on evolution, accompanied by a leading historian and the most knowledgeable journalists." -Edward O. Wilson, University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University and author of Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. ..
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