The beautiful mystery -- Anomalies in the Tree of Life. The birth of an idea ; A puzzle wrapped in an enigma ; First experiments ; The price of iconoclasm ; Challenging the Tree of Life ; "This is impossible!" ; Catastrophe -- The butterfly's tale. The evening of the Great Peacock ; The science of life ; Elementary questions and deductions ; The phoenix in its crucible ; Two souls in one body ; Bizarre extrapolations ; Assembling the jigsaw puzzle ; Ecology's magic bullet -- New perspectives. On the steps of York Minster ; The first genetic testing ; The evolutionary potential of hybridization ; A new life-form -- The molecular age. The puzzle of the hornworm brain ; Aristotle or Darwin? ; Cues and common links ; A tale in a tail ; Of frogs and their relatives ; The wonder of development ; The human brain -- A sting in the tail
"A Sciencewriters book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages -280) and index