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Evolution's workshop : God and science on the Galápagos Islands

Author: Edward J Larson
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"When Charles Darwin landed on the Galapagos Islands in 1835, he was the first to recognize that their isolation and desolation were advantages for a naturalist: Here the workings of nature are laid bare for study. Still, much more happened on these islands than Darwin's lone visit. Evolution's Workshop describes how specimen-hunting and science have supported each other (or not) on the Galapagos over the past three  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Larson, Edward J. (Edward John).
Evolution's workshop.
New York : Basic Books, ©2001
(OCoLC)664545734
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Larson
ISBN: 0465038107 9780465038107 0465038115 9780465038114
OCLC Number: 45374853
Description: xiii, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction : Enchantments old and new --
Part one : Creationist conceptions --
Cursed by God and nature ; Natural theology of hell ; What Darwin saw --
Part two : Evolutionary debates --
Collecting on classic ground ; California stakes its claim ; Amateurs take over --
Part three : Ecology matters --
Brave new world ; House that lack built ; Paradise and purgatory --
Appendix.
Responsibility: Edward J. Larson.

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A vivid and very human story of the Galapagos Islands-the key locale of every major turning point in evolutionary theory-from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Summer for the Gods.  Read more...
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