Free iPad app: Evolution - Making Sense of Life
By CARL ZIMMER - ITUNES
Added: Sun, 08 Jul 2012 04:12:15 UTC
Science writer Carl Zimmer and evolutionary biologist Douglas Emlen have teamed up to write a textbook intended for biology majors that will inspire students while delivering a solid foundation in evolutionary biology. The free app contains the first chapter of their book, which will be available for purchase on August 15, 2012.
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