Endless Forms Most Beautiful

by Sean B. Carroll


Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom is a 2005 book by Sean B. Carroll. It attempts to summarize the emerging field of evolutionary developmental biology and has won numerous awards for science communication. The title is a reference to a quote by Charles Darwin; Darwin described the descent of all living organisms from a common ancestor "endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful".
The Creative Machines Laboratory at Cornell University operates a website called "EndlessForms.com" that allows one to evolve three-dimensional shapes according to the principles laid out in Endless Forms Most Beautiful.

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