Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xiv

1. What Is Evolution? 1

2. Written in the Rocks 21

3. Remnants: Vestiges, Embryos, and Bad Design 59

4. The Geography of Life 93

5. The Engine of Evolution 121

6. How Sex Drives Evolution 157

7. The Origin of Species 183

8. What About Us? 207

9. Evolution Redux 241

Notes 255

Glossary 266

Suggestions for Further Reading 272

References 279

Illustration Credits 295

Index 297

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