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Freaks of Nature: And what they tell us about evolution and development Paperback – 22 Jan 2009

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (22 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199213054
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199213054
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3.2 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,442,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A highly readable, entertaining, and informative introduction to the science and culture connected with freaks and monsters. (Manfred D. Laubichler, Science)

A fascinating pop exegesis of evo devo. (Steven Poole, The Guardian)

Blumberg imparts lessons that, although familiar to biologists, will be valuable to non-specialists. (Jerry A. Coyne, Nature)

Blumberg illustrates his points with clear and intriguing examples. (Jerry A. Coyne, Nature)

Compelling enough not to suffocate the interest of non-scientific readers. A stimulating read. (Rob Hasting, Financial Times)

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Blumberg imparts lessons that, although familiar to biologists, will be valuable to non-specialists...Blumberg illustrates his point with clear and intriguing examples.

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