Carroll’s new book recounts adventures of pioneering evolution theorists

Remarkable Creatures, Sean Carroll’s new book, is being released this month amongst a flurry of media attention. Book and author have been mentioned in publications ranging from Smithsonian and Discover to Der Spiegel, The Guardian and Wired. The book recounts the adventures and discoveries of Charles Darwin, Alfred Wallace, Henry Walter Bates and others whose work laid the foundation for modern evolutionary theory. Carroll is also featured in the latest issue of National Geographic in an article entitled “Modern Darwins.” The article’s photo gallery includes a photo of the UW-Madison geneticist and molecular biologist neck and neck with giraffes at the Vilas Park Zoo, with the caption: “How did a giraffe get its long neck and spectacular fur patterns?”