The Darwinian Tourist: Viewing the World Through Evolutionary Eyes

The Darwinian Tourist: Viewing the World Through Evolutionary Eyes

Christopher Wills

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 0199584389

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In this magnificently illustrated book, Christopher Wills takes us on a series of adventures. From the underwater life of Indonesia's Lambeh Strait to a little valley in northern Israel, to an earthquake in the coral reef off the island of Yap and the dry valleys of western Mongolia, Wills demonstrates how ecology and evolution have interacted to yield the world we live in.

Each chapter features a different location and brings out a different and important message. With the author's own stunning photographs of the wildlife he discovered on his travels, he draws out the evolutionary stories behind the wildlife and shows how our understanding of the living world can be deepened by a Darwinian perspective. Wills demonstrates how looking at the world with evolutionary eyes leaves us with a renewed sense of wonder about life's astounding present-day diversity, along
with an appreciation of our evolutionary history.

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