The Tangled Tree (2018) provides curious readers with a vital recap of the many scientific twists and turns that have taken place in our understanding of evolution since the days of Charles Darwin. Author David Quammen’s lucid explanations will bring you up to speed on all we know and don’t know about how life developed on planet Earth.
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“A fascinating dive into what we’ve learned about evolution since the days of Darwin. Complex subjects are explained clearly and compellingly. I for one was surprised to learn about horizontal gene transfer and the major role it may have played in the evolution of life on Earth.”
– Ben H., Director of Content at Blinkist
David Quammen is the author of fifteen books. A contributing writer for National Geographic, he has also published articles in the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic and Harper’s. His previous books include Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction, and The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest.
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