The Resource Once we all had gills : growing up evolutionist in an evolving world, Rudolf A. Raff, (electronic resource)

Once we all had gills : growing up evolutionist in an evolving world, Rudolf A. Raff, (electronic resource)

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Once we all had gills : growing up evolutionist in an evolving world
Title
Once we all had gills
Title remainder
growing up evolutionist in an evolving world
Statement of responsibility
Rudolf A. Raff
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Rudolf A. Raff reaches out to the scientifically queasy, using his life story and his growth as a scientist to illustrate why science matters, especially at a time when many Americans are both suspicious of science and hostile to scientific ways of thinking. Noting that science has too often been the object of controversy in school curriculums and debates on public policy issues ranging from energy and conservation to stem-cell research and climate change, Raff argues that when the public is confused or ill-informed, these issues tend to be decided on religious, economic, and political grounds that disregard the realities of the natural world. Speaking up for science and scientific literacy, Raff tells how and why he became an evolutionary biologist and describes some of the vibrant and living science of evolution. Once We All Had Gills is also the story of evolution writ large: its history, how it is studied, what it means, and why it has become a useful target in a cultural war against rational thought and the idea of a secular, religiously tolerant nation
Biography type
autobiography
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10146618
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Raff, Rudolf A
Dewey number
570.92
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Biologists
  • Evolution (Biology)
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adult
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growing up evolutionist in an evolving world
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Once we all had gills : growing up evolutionist in an evolving world, Rudolf A. Raff, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11529174
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253007179
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11529174
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Once we all had gills : growing up evolutionist in an evolving world, Rudolf A. Raff, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11529174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253007179
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11529174
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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