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Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date July 2, 2015
Pages 304
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781780747651
ISBN-10 1780747659
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $14.80
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Amazon.com 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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Hardcover
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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: “Natural selection can preserve innovations, but it cannot create them.
Paperback
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from Gardners Books (July 2, 2015)
9781780747651 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $14.80
About: A renowned biologist answers one of the most important questions in the life sciences.
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: A renowned biologist answers one of the most important questions in the life sciences.
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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