The Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle (Record no. 7579)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781780745169
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 576.8
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Personal name Wagner, Andreas
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Title The Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle
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Place of publication, distribution, etc. United Kingdom;
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Oneworld Publications;
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 06 Nov 2014
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Extent 304 Pages;
Other physical details Hardback
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Summary, etc. The power of Darwin's theory of natural selection is beyond doubt, it explains how useful adaptations are preserved over generations. But evolution's biggest mystery eluded Darwin: how those adaptations arise in the first place. Can random mutations over a 3.8 billion years be solely responsible for wings, eyeballs, knees, photosynthesis, and the rest of nature's creative marvels? And by calling these mutations 'random', are we not just admitting our own ignorance? What if we could now uncover the wellspring of all biological innovation? Renowned evolutionary biologist Andreas Wagner presents the missing piece in Darwin's theory. Using cutting-edge experimental and computational technologies, he has found that adaptations are in fact driven 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. Consider the Arctic cod, a fish that lives in waters cold enough to turn the internal fluids of most organisms into ice crystals. And yet the Arctic cod survives by producing 'natural anti-freeze', proteins that lower the freezing temperature of its body fluids. The invention of those proteins is an archetypal example of nature's enormous powers of creativity. Meticulously researched, carefully argued, and full of fascinating examples from the animal kingdom, Arrival of the Fittest offers up the final puzzle piece in the mystery of life's rich diversity.
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Topical term or geographic name entry element Evolution
9 (RLIN) 381934
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Topical term or geographic name entry element Popular science
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    Dewey Decimal Classification     Lahore Karachi Science 14/05/2016 2 4 576.8 PKLC011794 06/07/2022 16/06/2022 14/05/2016 Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17
    Dewey Decimal Classification     Karachi Karachi Science 30/08/2016 2 1 576.8 PKLC007415 19/06/2018 27/05/2018 30/08/2016 Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17