Improbable Destinies

Fate, Chance and the Future of Evolution

By Jonathan B. Losos

Jonathan Losos reveals what the latest breakthroughs in evolutionary biology can tell us about one of the greatest ongoing debates in science. He takes readers around the globe to meet the researchers who are solving the deepest mysteries of life on Earth through their work in experimental evolutionary science.

Losos himself is one of the leaders in this new field, and he illustrates how experiments with guppies, fruit flies, bacteria, foxes, and field mice, along with his own work with anole lizards on Caribbean islands, are rewinding the tape of life to reveal just how rapid and predictable evolution can be.

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