The Tangled Bank
Second Edition   ©2014

The Tangled Bank

An Introduction to Evolution

Carl Zimmer

  • ISBN-10: 1-936221-44-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-936221-44-8; Format: Paper Text, 464 pages

"Spectacularly successful.” —Quarterly Review of Biology

“The Tangled Bank is the best written and best illustrated introduction to evolution of the Darwin centennial decade, and also the most conversant with ongoing research. It is excellent for students, the general public, and even other biologists.”— Edward O. Wilson, University Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University

“Zimmer describes the processes and patterns of evolution admirably, using his flair with language and substantial knowledge of biology…. Zimmer has a gift for finding just the right example to fascinate the reader, encouraging him or her to want to read on and learn more. The book is astoundingly well illustrated; it could serve as a coffee-table book as well as an up-to-date introduction to the changing ways in which evolution has been and is being studied. A book to both browse and read in depth.”—CHOICE (by B. K. Hall, Dalhousie University)

"The best textbook I’ve seen for a non-majors introductory biology course about evolution.... well-produced, up-to-date, readable, and exceptionally well illustrated. At no point does it falter." —Randy Moore, CBE—Life Sciences Education Book Review

"One rarely says of a textbook, 'I couldn't put it down,' but that was how I felt reading Carl Zimmer's The Tangled Bank. Zimmer has applied his award-winning communication skills to produce a readable yet up-to-date and thorough treatment of evolutionary biology." —Eugenie C. Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education