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Explaining Life Through Evolution

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Prosanta Chakrabarty


“A good book for people who want straight answers to tough questions about evolution.” –– Dr. Mary Jane West-Eberhard, author of Developmental Plasticity and Evolution and 2021 recipient of the Linnean Medal


“This incredibly readable and engaging primer on evolutionary principles and processes is a ‘must have’ for any reader’s bookshelf. I enjoyed not only the elaboration of how evolution works but also the sections on misconceptions and applications. It even clarifies important timely topics like race as a social rather than genetic construct and our current COVID-19 pandemic.” — Dr. Mohamed Noor, Darwin-Wallace Medal winner; Dean of Natural Sciences, Duke University


“An enlightening and entertaining climb through the tree of life. Prosanta Chakrabarty is a superb educator who wants more than anything to persuade you to think. He offers an accessible and affable guide to evolution, what it is, what it isn’t, how it works and why it matters – especially right now. Essential reading for students, teachers and anyone who’s ever wondered how life on earth came to be the way it is.” — Dr. Helen Scales, author of Spirals in Time and The Brilliant Abyss


“Chakrabarty weaves his lived experiences into this poignant discussion of evolution, covering key concepts that are vital to our understanding of current conditions like mutation and natural selection. Important for any book on evolutionary biology is discussion of how the discipline has been (too often) misused to conflate socially constructed categories like gender, and here Chakrabarty’s incandescent analysis shines light on the problems with historical and present-day interpretations of evolution, while enlightening us about those who work at the cutting edges of the field. We need this book, to guide us through viral pandemics and social change, and to provide literacy so that we can work together toward a thriving future world.” — Dr. Jessica Ware; Associate Curator, American Museum of Natural History and winner of the ‘Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers’

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About the Author

Prosanta Chakrabarty is an evolutionary biologist at Louisiana State University where he is a professor and curator. He is a Senior Fellow at TED, a Fulbright Distinguished Chair, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He grew up in New York City; his undergraduate degree is from McGill University in Montreal (the city where he was born) and his PhD is from the University of Michigan.

Book Specifications

Title: Explaining Life Through Evolution
Author: Prosanta Chakrabarty
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Weight: 280g
Published Year: 2022
Publisher: Penguin Allen
ISBN: 978-0670095100
Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.5 x 1.7 cm
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