Everyday Impacts of a Most Influential Theory

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Science  21 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5538, pp. 2209-2210
DOI: 10.1126/science.1065640

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Evolution. WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, and Clear Blue Sky Productions, Seattle, WA. On PBS, evenings, 24 to 27 September 2001.

Evolution The Triumph of an Idea . by Carl Zimmer. HarperCollins, New York, 2001. 384 pp. $40, C$59.95. ISBN 0-06-019906-7.

This seven-part television series and the companion book are parts of a multifaceted project that aims to explain evolution ("one of the most...misunderstood principles of life") to the general public. Both combine findings from modern genetics, molecular biology, and paleontology with examples from the grocery store, medicine cabinet, and everyday life.

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