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Evolution : the remarkable history of a scientific theory

Author: Edward J Larson
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2004.
Series: Modern Library chronicles, 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Larson traces the history of the contentious concept of evolution from Darwin's predecessors, like Cuvier and Lyell, to his early advocates, like Asa Gray and Thomas Huxley, and "postm odern" advocates such as Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Dawkins.
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Larson
ISBN: 0679642889 9780679642886
OCLC Number: 53483597
Description: xiv, 337 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Bursting the limits of time --
A growing sense of progress --
On the origins of Darwinism --
Enthroning naturalism --
Ascent of evolutionism --
Missing links --
Genetics enters the picture --
Applied human evolution --
America's anti-evolution crusade --
The modern synthesis --
Modern culture wars --
Postmodern developments.
Series Title: Modern Library chronicles, 17.
Responsibility: Edward J. Larson.

Abstract:

Larson traces the history of the contentious concept of evolution from Darwin's predecessors, like Cuvier and Lyell, to his early advocates, like Asa Gray and Thomas Huxley, and "postm odern" advocates such as Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Dawkins.
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