Sean B Carroll
Sean B. Carroll is a scientist, author and educator. He heads the department of science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and is a professor of molecular biology and genetics at the University of Wisconsin. Carroll’s lab research focuses on the genes that control animal body patterns and play major roles in the evolution of animal diversity. In recognition of his scientific contributions, Carroll has received the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Sciences, been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, as well as named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the author of Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species, which was a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award for non-fiction, The Making of the Fittest, and Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo). His most recent book is The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover how Life Works and Why it Matters.
Books by Sean B Carroll
Interviews with Sean B Carroll
The Eighth Day of Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Biology
by Horace Freeland Judson
Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist
by Adrian Desmond & James Moore
The Man Who Found the Missing Link
by Pat Shipman
The Statue Within: An Autobiography
by Francois Jacob
The Song of the Dodo
by David Quammen
What do molecules in a cell have in common with lions in the Serengeti? They all follow rules, says scientist and author Sean B Carroll. He chooses the best books on biology, from the death of the dodo to the discovery of DNA.
Interviews where books by Sean B Carroll were recommended
Biology professor—and Catholic—Kenneth Miller tells us what we should read to understand the battle being fought between scientists and creationists.
Evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro tells us why it’s impossible to clone a mammoth, and why we might want to. She guides us through five inspiring books to get us thinking about extinction and the role genetics could potentially play in maintaining biodiversity.