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The Resource Evolution : the remarkable history of a scientific theory, Edward J. Larson

Evolution : the remarkable history of a scientific theory, Edward J. Larson

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Evolution : the remarkable history of a scientific theory
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Evolution
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the remarkable history of a scientific theory
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Edward J. Larson
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this work, science historian Edward J. Larson takes us on a guided tour of Darwin's "dangerous idea," from its theoretical antecedents in the early nineteenth century to the brilliant breakthroughs of Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, to Watson and Crick's stunning discovery of the DNA double helix, and to today's triumphant neo-Darwinian synthesis and rising sociobiology." "Along the way, Larson places the scientific upheaval of evolution in cultural perspective: the social and philosophical earthquake that was the French Revolution; the development, in England, of a laissez-faire capitalism in tune with a Darwinian ethos of "survival of the fittest"; the emergence of Social Darwinism and the dark science of eugenics against a backdrop of industrial revolution; the American Christian backlash against evolutionism that culminated in the famous Scopes trial; and on to today's world, were religious fundamentalists litigate for the right to teach "creation science" alongside evolution in U.S. public schools, even as the theory itself continues to evolve in new and surprising directions."--BOOK JACKET of hardcover edition
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From Darwin's essential trip to the Galápagos, to the most contemporary studies in sociobiology, this work takes listeners both into the field and laboratories of the world's greatest evolutionary scientists, and shows how the theory of evolution has itself evolved
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201767
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Larson, Edward J.
Dewey number
576.8
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Series statement
A Modern Library chronicles book
Series volume
17
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
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adult
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the remarkable history of a scientific theory
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Evolution : the remarkable history of a scientific theory, Edward J. Larson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [326]-331) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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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
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ocm70826907
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
347 p.
Isbn
9780812968491
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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ill.
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(OCoLC)70826907
Label
Evolution : the remarkable history of a scientific theory, Edward J. Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [326]-331) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm70826907
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
347 p.
Isbn
9780812968491
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)70826907

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