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Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle
By Sean Pratt (narrator) and Andreas Wagner
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date October 2, 2014
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781469091082
ISBN-10 1469091089
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 5.75 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $40.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: A renowned biologist answers one of the most important questions in the life sciences.

Darwinian theory explains what happens when innovations arise among living things, but it doesn't tell us how those innovations came about in the first place. As genetics pioneer Hugo de Vries put it, ''Natural selection may explain the survival of the fittest, but it cannot explain the arrival of the fittest.''

Andreas Wagner, an award-winning evolutionary biologist, has found that life can innovate itself far faster than scientists previously thought possible. His research shows how adaptations are not just driven by chance but rather by a set of laws that allow nature to discover new molecules and mechanisms in a fraction of the time that random variation would take.

Filled with examples of the remarkable biological creativity that surrounds us, Arrival of the Fittest breaks new ground in explaining how innovations in nature occur.

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from Current (October 2, 2014)
9781591846468 | details & prices | 291 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Although Darwin could explain how evolution preserves useful adaptations over time, the mechanisms behind its speed and efficiency eluded him.
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from Gardners Books (July 2, 2015)
9781780747651 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $14.80
About: The power of Darwin s theory of natural selection is beyond doubt, it explains how useful adaptations are preserved over generations.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Sean Pratt (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 31, 2014)
9781469091075 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $44.99
About: �Natural selection can preserve innovations, but it cannot create them.
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With Sean Pratt (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 2, 2014)
9781469091082 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $40.00
About: A renowned biologist answers one of the most important questions in the life sciences.

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