Darwin's The Origin of Species was defiantly radical. Yet it emerged long before paleontologists and geologists worked out the chronology of life on Earth. Not until the late twentieth century was the true scope of its power revealed.This remarkable audio presents a rich and up-to-date view of evolution that explores the far-reaching implications of Darwin's theory and emphasizes the power, significance, and relevance of evolution to our lives today. After all, we ourselves are the product of evolution, and we can tackle many of our gravest challenges -- from the lethal resurgence of antibiotic resistant diseases to the wave of extinctions that looms before us -- with a sound understanding of evolution. It can help us see our lives in connection to everything that has come before and to every form of life on Earth today.Evolution tells in riveting detail the story of a remarkable scientific journey from the emergence to the triumph of an idea.
Carl Zimmer is the author of three well-received books on evolution. A Guggenheim fellow in 2002, he writes regularly for magazines, including National Geographic, Science, Newsweek, and Natural History.
Peter Thomas is a distinguished and versatile narrator, whose voice can be heard on Nova and in innumerable commercials.