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Captivating Life: A Naturalist in the Age of Genetics

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A modern-day naturalist and evolutionary geneticist, John C. Avise helped launch one of the major scientific revolutions of the late twentieth century. In this lively memoir, he describes how he merged his youthful passion for natural history with the reasoned study of genetic science. His pioneering work, using molecular genetic techniques to examine ecological and evolut ...more
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Smithsonian Books (DC)
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A useful perspective on the rise of molecular genetics in ecology and evolutionary biology. It reminded me that the biological truths I take for granted were once revolutionary breakthroughs with unrealized potential.
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