Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us

Ations for human volutionTo be fair he does cover uite a bit of the science and his xplanations are usually very clear although this almost seems a secondary aspect of the book It is also asy to miss some of this as one starts to skim through story after story of what a particular scientist looked like in a photograph the author had seen Further just as the ideas get interesting we suddenly jump back in time often several centuries to pick up another themeI think there are at Least Three Separate Things Going three separate things going in this book Each could make an interesting book but combined together make a frustrating tangle1 A biography of Carl Woese the most important little known biologist of the twentieth century who among other things identified archaea as a third kingdom of life in addition to bacteria and Ooko eukaryotes Woese a complex and ultimately bitter man is the main focus of the book and we return time and time to himnding the book with his death2 The development and recent abandonment by manyof ideas around a tree of life However his Naked exposition of this is rather inchoate but does draw in many scientists and discoveries over the centuries that influenced the flow of thoughts about the origins andvolution of life Jumping backwards and forwards in time we meet a large number of individual scientists and Shadow Scale (Seraphina, each one needs some anecdotes about their life from pedophilia to skills on the trapeze He does highlight well the amount of serendipity risk and mind numbing detail that goes into actual scientific advances3 The science itself As I have already said when he sticks to this uammen does a good job ofxplaining some very complex ideas but I was Claim The Crown expecting a great deal information on the science and its implications Forxample towards the Nerds end of the book he reports on recent research by a Dutch scientist Thijs Ettema that suggestsukaryotes which include humans volved from archaea and were not a third limb of the tree Although controversial I would have liked a lot information on this and other ideas he identifiesIf the author s purpose was to show that scientific discovery and advancement is as tangled as life itself then he succeeds in that but at the xpense of clarity Given the obvious knowledge and writing skills of the author this is a missed opportunity to open up this area of science to a wider audience This is an unusual one for uammen in that it features far less travel and getting out in the field which you may or may not miss It contains his trademark levity and Bark enjoyment of a good scientific shit storm but doesn t have uite the same focus that his better works have Song of the Dodo remains his genre bending masterpiece and Outbreak thepitome of what a good popular science book should be It was still njoyable but I got the feeling that uammen never uite found the over arching narrative that would give the book the shape it needed and I spent a substantial period of time thinking that he was trying very hard to avoid mentioning Dawkins Selfish Gene which for all Dawkins later was trying very hard to avoid mentioning Dawkins Selfish Gene which for all Dawkins later did provide a useful reminder that selection happens on many levels I am tempted to give this three star but since the biographical research is so good I m giving it four I was drawn in to read this book because of the blurb which insinuated that I would be told of recent work taking us back to LUCAThis is really a book around two main themes I wanted to read the science of the volution of life and how horizontal gene transfer works Well there was some but there was about the people who contributed to the science I skipped some pages because I just did not want to know that a retired scientist I had never heard of ate a pizza with nothing hot in it I advised a friend not to bother with the book I would have given a lower star rating but some people might want the biography. Bringing the deep study of genome histories to bear on a global crisis in public health David uammen proves to be an immensely well informed guide to a complex story The Wall Street Journal In The Tangled Tree he Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! explains how molecular studies ofvolution have brought startling recognitions about the tangled tree of lifeincluding where we humans fit upon it Thanks to new technologies we now have the ability to alter ven our genetic compositionthrough sideways insertions as nature has long been doing The Tangled Tree is a source of wonderuammen has written a deep and daring intellectual adventure The Boston Glo. Some will criticize this book because of its subtitle makes a bold claim A radical new history of life A reviewer in the Wall Street Journal for xample was a little grumpy and took pains to reiterate that Darwin s theory of natural selection safely remains the central pillar of biology thank you very muchWell OK but saying Mastered (The Enforcers, evolution by natural selection is sort of like saying Super Bowl via playoffs It may outline the process of competition andlimination but it doesn t tell you anything about the strategy that got the team to the Super Bowl about the strategy that got the team to the Super Bowl only diverts your attention away from all the interesting detailsWhat is just now coming to the surface arguably 20 years late is the immensely sophisticated systems that drive Man, Son of Man evolutionary change as discovered by people like Carl Woese Lynn Margulis and Barbara McClintockThe story focuses on the late Carl Woese in fact it s very nearly a full biography of the man So why should anyone care about Carl Woese And why should anyoneven give consideration to the suggestion that he was as great a scientist as DarwinThe answer is that Woese flipped Darwin s tree of life 90 degrees in 1977 Any time someone introduces that large of a conceptual revolution to a field that person is a titan Woese showed that inheritance is a vast interconnected web and that Darwin s cherished tree metaphor has not minor but major failingsWoese showed that Horizontal Gene Transfer large sections of DNA being transferred wholesale from viruses and bacteria to other bacteria and plants and animals is a major component of Alter Ego evolution and in fact the history of life cannot be properly understood at all without itThis is as big of a deal to biology as uantum mechanics was to Newtonian physics It transforms the speed ofvolution from millions of years to #in some cases hours and minutesIt shows that organisms find very clever ways to incorporate very large chunks #some cases hours and minutesIt shows that organisms find very clever ways to incorporate very large chunks code obtained from lsewhere into their physiology Who knew that a large stretch of code stolen from a retrovirus was used to build the human placentaIt changes genetics It changes disease treatment It changes genetic ngineering and informs our use of gene Uncommon Wisdom editing technologies like CRISPR It changes the whole history ofvolution and alters the very definition of inheritance It Unseen City even raises deep uestions about how purposeful and directionalvolutionary systems actually areAt the Art end of the book uammenven points out that three fundamental concepts in biology have gone from sharp to blurry The definition of species Inheritance itself is not something that comes only from traditional ancestors it comes from a whole mosaic of sources There is no precise definition of gene God Is in the Crowd every man woman and child supposedly knows what genes are of course but when you get right down to it it s a very suishy term There s notven a precise definition of an individual Cell for cell 90% of a human being is symbiotic bacteria Every sophisticated organism on Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard earth is a mosaic of cells within cells organisms within organisms Chloroplasts and mitochondria are symbiotic cells living inside of our own cells They have their own DNA and Carl Woese was instrumental in proving thatuammen takes us on a historical tour of the fascinating scientists who uietly turnedvolutionary theory sideways and upside down Carl Woese was resentful of Darwin and thought himself to be a superior scientist uammen himself doesn t go that far but there s a strong case to be made that Woese Margulis McClintock and a man named Fred Doolittle contributed vastly to our understanding of the detailed strategy of The Matriarchs (The Family evolution than Darwinver did or Notes for the Everlost even could haveThis conceptual revolution has already been well known inside of biology for years but the public is only beginning to hear about it This book joins a chorus of post Neo Darwinian books Others in. In this New York Times bestseller and longlist nominee for the National Book Award our greatest living chronicler of the natural world The New York Times David uammenxplains how recent discoveries in molecular biology affect our understanding of volution and lifes history In the mid 1970s scientists began using DNA seuences to reexamine the history of all life Perhaps the most startling discovery to come out of this new fieldthe study of lifes diversity and relatedness at the molecular levelis horizontal gene transfer HGT or the movement of genes across species lines It turns out that HGT has been widespread. ,


CludeDance to the Tune of Life Biological Relativity by Denis Noble COSMOSAPIENS by John Hands Evolution A View from the 21st Century by James Shapiro Purpose and Desire by J Scott Turner Acuiring Genomes by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan Symbiogenesis A New Theory of Evolution by
Boris Kozo Polyanski Lynn Margulis 
Kozo Polyanski Lynn Margulis Victor Fet The Music of Life by Denis Noble I Contain Multitudes by Ed YongThe book has about 100 very short chapters and is asily read in small doses You can get something out of this book in as little as 3 minutes at a time He s wrapped the often dry technical details of hard science in the bacon of storytelling about odd and fascinating science personalities including drinking parties jazz and Woese getting tossed in the bushes of his own back yardMost books on the No Biggy! evolution bookshelf in the typical bookstore are frankly 20 years out of date and than a little misleading The real story ofvolution is far fascinating and The Tangled Tree offers a much accurate and current take on the state of the science uammen s Crush It! extraordinary book The Tangled Tree chronicles the fascinating history of our understanding of thevolution of life on Earth and Attracting Birds to Your Backyard especially how humans fit into it uammen s path through this history is narrated through the lives of scientists past and present with strikingly personal respectful sympathetic and intelligent interviews with them their families and their colleaguesUsing this detailed research gleaned over 4 years of travel study and interviews uammen guides us from Darwin sarly theories of Deep Listening evolution in which life branched like a tree to the latest discoveries suggesting a appropriate analogy of The Web of Life Hexplains in meticulous detail how molecular biology and phylogenics have pieced together the Bird-by-Bird Gardening evolution of simple single cell prokaryotes into complex multi celledukaryotes and The Works of Saint Augustine even suggests how the primeval chemical mix combined to form amino acids to create RNA the basis of all life on EarthAnd some of his revelations are truly stunning Such as the discovery ofndosymbiosis the implications of which make us humans wonder Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone exactly what and who we are Especially when learning that 8% one twelfth of the human genome is from retrovirusesThis complex subject isxplained with such clarity and My Teacher Is a Robot enthusiasm that I could not put the book down And I didn t want to finish it I unreservedly recommend The Tangled Tree if you read and absorb this book you will know about the origins andvolution of life than 99999% of the world s population If there were than 5 stars I would award them I m not new to uammen s work His Song of the Dodo is to me one of the great masterpieces of modern science writing and as a writer myself uammen s work is a standard to which I hope I will only one day meet It goes without saying then that I came to The Tangled Tree with high Supper Club expectations and I am pleased to say they have beenxceeded The book is a fascinating and compelling account of our understanding of the tree of life and as the title suggests how this is much complicated and tangled than we might initially have xpected In short the book tells the story of molecular phylogenetics which is a new way of reading along and tracing the tree of story of molecular phylogenetics which is a new way of reading along and tracing the tree of It shows for instance that a si Clearly author David uammen has done considerable research for this book and he intends to share all the details with you If you are interested in a book that tells you he met scientist Mike Gray at a Turkish restaurant the details of Ernst Haeckel s marriage and so on then this book is for you These stories do bring out the humanity of the individuals involved However I was xpecting a book with this title to be much about the new views on life and volution that have come up over the last few decades particularly around horizontal gene transfer HGT and the implic. And important; we now know that roughly ight percent of the human genome arrived sideways by viral infectiona type of HGT In The Tangled Tree the grandest tale in biologyDavid uammen presents the scienceand the scientists involvedwith patience candor and flair Nature We learn about the major players such as Carl Woese the most important little known biologist of the twentieth century; Lynn Margulis the notorious maverick whose wild ideas about mosaic creatures proved to be true; and Tsutomu Wantanabe who discovered that the scourge of antibiotic resistant bacteria is a direct result of horizontal gene transfer. ,
Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, Childrens Phantasies

Characters The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life


7 thoughts on “Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us

  1. says: Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us Characters The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

    Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ David Quammen Clearly author David Quammen has done considerable research for this book and he intends to share all the details with you. If you are interested in a book that tells you he met scientist Mike Gray at a Turkish restaurant, the details of Ernst Haeckel's marriage and so on, then this book is for you. These stories do bring out the humanity of the individuals involved. However, I was expecting a book with this t

  2. says: Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us

    Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us Some will criticize this book because of its subtitle makes a bold claim: “A radical new history of life.” A reviewer in the Wall Street Journal, for example, was a little grumpy and took pains to reiterate that Darwin’s theory of natura

  3. says: Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us

    Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us David Quammen ☆ 2 Summary This is an unusual one for Quammen in that it features far less travel and getting out in the field, which you may or may not miss. It contains his trademark levity and enjoyment of a good scientific shit storm but doesn't have quite the same focus that his better works have (Song of the Dodo remains his genre bending mast

  4. says: Characters The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life David Quammen ☆ 2 Summary Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us

    Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ David Quammen Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us David Quammen ☆ 2 Summary Quammen’s extraordinary book, The Tangled Tree, chronicles the fascinating history of our understanding of the evolution of life

  5. says: Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us David Quammen ☆ 2 Summary Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ David Quammen

    Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us I am tempted to give this three star but since the biographical research is so good I'm giving it four. I was drawn in to read this book because of the blurb which insinuated that I would be told of recent work taking us back to LUCA.
    This is really a book around two main themes a man, Carl Woese and a field of study Horizontal Gene Transfer. It gives very little technical detai lbut is primarily interested in the people invo

  6. says: Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us

    Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us I’m not new to Quammen’s work. His Song of the Dodo is, to me, one of the great masterpieces of modern science writing and as a writer myself Quammen’s work is a standard to which I hope I will only one day meet. It goes without saying

  7. says: Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ David Quammen David Quammen ☆ 2 Summary Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us

    Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ David Quammen Read download The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life Author David Quammen – cheapugg.us David Quammen ☆ 2 Summary I wanted to read the science of the evolution of life and how horizontal gene transfer works. Well there was some but there was about the people who contributed to the science. I skipped some pages because I just did not want to kn

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *