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Currently ranked number 12 on the New York Times Best Seller list and recently featured on NPR and the Wall Street Journal, The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life offers a riveting account of evolutionary history that’s challenging the way we’ve understood it for over 100 years.

The author, David Quammen, joins the podcast today for an intriguing and informative conversation about some of the ideas explored in his book, including the recently discovered phenomenon of horizontal gene transfer across species boundaries, how retroviral DNA has inserted itself and continues to function in the human genome, and how the processes of bacterial transduction and transformation have led to the global epidemic of antibiotic resistance.

Available on Amazon, Audible, Kindle, and in your local bookstore, The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life is a must-read book, not just for science experts, but for anyone interested in the mysteries of science and the history of life. Hit play to learn more.

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