Sean B. Carroll
Sean B. Carroll, the Balo-Simon Chair of Biology at the University of Maryland and author of several well-received books on the sciences, including National Book Award finalist Remarkable Creatures, virtually visits with his newest book, A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You (Princeton University Press).
"In A Series of Fortunate Events, Sean Carroll pulls off a remarkable feat. He handles the 'Big Question'—the role of chance in the making of our bodies and our planet—with wit and scientific rigor. Carroll treats us to a tour of Earth history, DNA, cancer, and evolution that is awe-inspiring, urgent, and even at times laugh-out-loud funny."—Neil Shubin.
"Golf games, coincidental immunity, and pandemics: A Series of Fortunate Events ranges from examining trivial events to sobering ones, but remains relevant throughout, revealing how chance affects everyday life." —Rebecca Foster, Foreword Reviews.
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