NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2016/12/16
(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)
Dear friends of NCSE, A preview of Sean B. Carroll's latest book.
A PREVIEW OF THE SERENGETI RULES NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview of Sean B. Carroll's The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters (Princeton University Press, 2016). The preview consists of chapter 2, "The Economy of Nature," in which Carroll discusses the work of a "young English naturalist [who] went on an expedition ..., encountered an odd assortment of creatures, became gripped by a mystery, had an epiphany (or several) during his adventures, wrote a great book, and founded a new field of science" -- not Charles Darwin, but the twentieth-century ecologist Charles Elton. The reviewer for Publishers Weekly writes, "In this remarkably engaging book, Carroll ... persuasively argues that life at all levels of complexity is self-regulated, from the inner workings of cells to the larger relationships governing the Serengeti ecosystem. ... Carroll superbly animates biological principles while providing important insights." A member of NCSE's Advisory Council and a recipient of NCSE's Friend of Darwin Award, Carroll is vice president for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Allan Wilson Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. For the preview of The Serengeti Rules (PDF), visit: https://ncse.com/files/pub/evolution/excerpt--serengeti.pdf For information about the book from its publisher, visit: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10661.html WHAT'S NEW AT NCSE'S BLOG? Have you been visiting NCSE's blog recently? If not, then you've missed: * Glenn Branch searching for early instances of the challenge "Why are there still monkeys?": https://ncse.com/blog/2016/12/why-are-there-still-monkeys-lyell-0018360 For NCSE's blog, visit: http://ncse.com/blog Thanks for reading. And don't forget to visit NCSE's website -- http://ncse.com -- where you can always find the latest news on evolution and climate education and threats to them. -- Sincerely, Glenn Branch Deputy Director National Center for Science Education, Inc. 1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600 Oakland CA 94612-2922 510-601-7203 fax 510-788-7971 email@example.com http://ncse.com Check out NCSE's blog: http://ncse.com/blog Read Reports of the NCSE on-line: http://reports.ncse.com Subscribe to NCSE's free weekly e-newsletter: http://groups.google.com/group/ncse-news NCSE is on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter: http://www.facebook.com/evolution.ncse http://www.youtube.com/NatCen4ScienceEd http://twitter.com/ncse NCSE's work is supported by its members. Join today! http://ncse.com/join