Endless Forms Most Beautiful

by Sean B. Carroll
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. 350 pages.

One of the principal architects of evolutionary developmental biology ("evo devo"), Sean B. Carroll is the ideal guide — informed, chatty, and witty — to what's often described as "the third revolution" in evolutionary biology. The reviewer for American Scientist wrote, "Carroll has brilliantly achieved what he set out to do ... Evo devo is fundamental to understanding the biological world we live in, including ourselves. This is a beautiful and very important book," and Endless Forms Most Beautiful was named a top science book of 2005 by both USA Today and Discover magazine. Carroll is also the author of The Making of the Fittest.