Retail pak Harper Audio 2001
CS ISBN 0694526053 $25.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0694526061 $29.95 Five CDs
Watchers of the PBS "Nova" series will recognize the narrator's pleasant and clear voice more than his name. Peter Thomas reads with precision and comfort, an important advantage for the many scientific terms herein. The abridgment retains the distinguished author's important messages as he develops a biography of Darwin and his discoveries into a story of evolution and natural selection. Zimmer then relates Darwin's laws (they are no longer radical theories) to the present day with a timely discussion of pesticides, antibiotics, extinction, and sexuality. Advanced high school students and above with some knowledge of basic biology will find this audiobook illuminating. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 02]
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