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Bowler, Peter J.

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Works: 74 works in 369 publications in 3 languages and 18,594 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QH361, 575.009
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Most widely held works by Peter J Bowler
Evolution, the history of an idea by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
42 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This edition of Evolution: The History of an Idea is augmented by the most recent contributions to the history and study of evolutionary theory. It includes an updated bibliography that offers an unparalleled guide to further reading. As in the original edition, Bowler's evenhanded approach not only clarifies the history of his controversial subject but also adds significantly to our understanding of contemporary debates over it. The idea of evolution continued to evolve. - Back cover
Monkey trials and gorilla sermons : evolution and Christianity from Darwin to intelligent design by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the beginning, Darwin's dangerous idea has been a snake in the garden, denounced from pulpits then and now as incompatible with the central tenets of Christian faith. Recovered here is the less well-known but equally long history of thoughtful engagement and compromise on the part of liberal theologians. Peter J. Bowler doesn't minimize the hostility of many of the faithful toward evolution, but he reveals the existence of a long tradition within the churches that sought to reconcile Christian beliefs with evolution by finding reflections of the divine in scientific explanations for the origin of life. By tracing the historical forerunners of these rival Christian responses, Bowler provides an alternative to accounts that stress only the escalating confrontation. --From publisher's description
The Norton history of the environmental sciences by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles humanity's quest to understand its own origins, synthesizing discoveries in geography, geology, and evolutionary biology
Science for all the popularization of science in early twentieth-century Britain by Peter J Bowler ( )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent scholarship has revealed that pioneering Victorian scientists endeavored through voluminous writing to raise public interest in science and its implications. But it has generally been assumed that once science became a profession around the turn of the century, this new generation of scientists turned its collective back on public outreach. Science for All debunks this apocryphal notion.Peter J. Bowler surveys the books, serial works, magazines, and newspapers published between 1900 and the outbreak of World War II to show that practicing scientists were very active in writing about the
Reconciling science and religion the debate in early-twentieth-century Britain by Peter J Bowler ( )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although much has been written about the vigorous debates over science and religion in the Victorian era, little attention has been paid to their continuing importance in early twentieth-century Britain. Reconciling Science and Religion provides a comprehensive survey of the interplay between British science and religion from the late nineteenth century to World War II. Peter J. Bowler argues that unlike the United States, where a strong fundamentalist opposition to evolutionism developed in the 1920s (most famously expressed in the Scopes "monkey trial" of 1925), in Britain there was
The Mendelian revolution the emergence of hereditarian concepts in modern science and society by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
16 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to the history of genetics and the rethinking of evolutionism
The eclipse of Darwinism : anti-Darwinian evolution theories in the decades around 1900 by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
21 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Darwin : the man and his influence by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
27 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: Darwin's enormous influence on science and culture, begun during his lifetime, is still very evident today. The Origin of Species excited much debate and controversy, challenging the foundations of Christianity, yet underpinning the Victorian concept of progress, and today still evokes powerful and contradictory responses. Yet he was not first to publish evolutionary ideas and his theory of natural selection was not accepted by many of his contemporaries. Peter Bowler's study of Darwin's life and influence combines biography and cultural history. He shows how Darwin's contemporaries were unable to appreciate precisely those aspects of his thinking that are considered scientifically important today. Darwin was a product of his time, but he also transcended it, by creating an idea capable of being exploited by twentieth-century scientists and intellectuals who had very different values from his own
Theories of human evolution : a century of debate, 1844-1944 by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The non-Darwinian revolution : reinterpreting a historical myth by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darwinism by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making modern science : a historical survey by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bowler & Morus explore the history of science & its influence on modern thought
Life's splendid drama : evolutionary biology and the reconstruction of life's ancestry, 1860-1940 by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roots of their disciplines, as well as to the many readers fascinated by Darwin and his influence
Darwin deleted : imagining a world without Darwin by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of science text imagining how evolutionary theory and biology would have been understood if Darwin had never published his "Origin of Species" and other works.--publisher summary
Fossils and progress : paleontology and the idea of progressive evolution in the nineteenth century by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The invention of progress : the Victorians and the past by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The modern biological and earth sciences by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume looks at the history of the life and earth sciences since 1800. It provides comprehensive surveys of historical thinking on major developments in these areas of science, on the social and cultural milieus in which the knowledge was generated, and on the wider impact of the major theoretical and practical innovations
Biology and social thought, 1850-1914 by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and society in Ireland : the social context of science and technology in Ireland, 1800-1950 ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darwin by Peter J Bowler ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in French and English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'auteur, professeur d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences à Queen's University à Belfast, présente un bref résumé de la vie de Darwin et de l'influence de son oeuvre. Il montre comment Darwin est un produit de son époque, tout en la dépassant prodigieusement par ses idées
 
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Alternative Names
Bowler, Peter J.
ボウラー, ピーター・J
Languages
English (270)
French (4)
Spanish (1)
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