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Larson, Edward J. (Edward John)

Overview
Works: 87 works in 261 publications in 1 language and 20,206 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Speaker
Classifications: KF224.S3, 345.730288
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Most widely held works by Edward J Larson
Summer for the Gods : the Scopes trial and America's continuing debate over science and religion by Edward J Larson ( Book )
33 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 3,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws from new archival material, as well as historical and legal analysis to examine the many facets of the Scopes trial of 1925 in which the American Civil Liberties Union challenged a controversial Tennessee law banning the teaching of evolution in public schools, and considers the impact of that trial on the continuing debate between religion and science
Trial and error : the American controversy over creation and evolution by Edward J Larson ( Book )
28 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 2,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An example of how changing public opinion and judicial doctrine affected both sides' fortunes in this lively controversy
Evolution : the remarkable history of a scientific theory by Edward J Larson ( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
A magnificent catastrophe : the tumultuous election of 1800, America's first presidential campaign by Edward J Larson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1800 presidential election, the last great contest of the founding period, was so convulsive and so momentous for American democracy that Jefferson would later dub it "America's second revolution." America's first true presidential campaign gave birth to our two-party system and etched the lines of partisanship that have shaped American politics ever since. The contest featured two of our most beloved Founding Fathers, once warm friends, facing off as the heads of their two still-forming parties--the hot-tempered but sharp-minded John Adams, and the eloquent yet enigmatic Thomas Jefferson. Blistering accusations flew: Adams and his elitist Federalists would squelch liberty and impose a British-style monarchy; Jefferson and his radically democratizing Republicans would throw the country into chaos and debase the role of religion in American life. Historian Larson vividly re-creates the tension as Congress was forced to meet in closed session to resolve the outcome.--From publisher description
Evolution's workshop : God and science on the Galápagos Islands by Edward J Larson ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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 centuries. In lucid prose, Edward Larson introduces the extraordinary parade of top researchers who have studied on the islands, the warring institutions that have sent expeditions, and the major discoveries that have emerged as a result. He shows why these islands have been called the workshop of evolution: It is here that the tools and blueprints of nature are visible, and here that the great theories have been built."--BOOK JACKET
The creation-evolution debate historical perspectives by Edward J Larson ( )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Few issues besides evolution have so strained Americans' professed tradition, of tolerance. Few historians besides Pulitzer Prize winner Edward J. Larson have so perceptively chronicled evolution's divisive presence on the American scene. This slim volume reviews the key aspects, current and historical, of the creation-evolution debate in the United States." "By looking at the changing motivations and backgrounds of the stakeholders in the creation-evolution debate - clergy, scientists, lawmakers, educators, and others - Larson promotes a more nuanced view of the question than most of us have. This is no incidental benefit for Larson's readers; it is one of the book's driving purposes. If we cede the debate to those who would frame it simplistically rather than embrace its complexity, warns Larson, we will not advance beyond the naive regard of organized religion as the enemy of intellectual freedom or the equally myopic myth of the scientist as courageous loner willing to die for the truth."--Jacket
An empire of ice : Scott, Shackleton, and the heroic age of Antarctic science by Edward J Larson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it's the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context. Efficient, well prepared, and focused solely on the goal of getting to his destination and back, Amundsen has earned his place in history as the first to reach the South Pole. Scott, meanwhile, has been reduced in the public mind to a dashing incompetent who stands for little more than relentless perseverance in the face of inevitable defeat. This book offers a new perspective by looking at the British efforts for what they actually were: massive scientific enterprises in which reaching the South Pole was but a spectacular sideshow.--From publisher description
The history of science and religion in the Western tradition : an encyclopedia by Gary B Ferngren ( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanning 5th Century Greece to today, this volume describes the relationship of science and religion throughout history. From ancient cosmology to modern physics, every major intellectual movement and discipline is covered
The Scopes trial : a photographic history by Edward Caudill ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marking the 75th anniversary of the famed Monkey Trial over teaching evolution in the public schools of Dayton, Tennessee, photographs present images of the main players, dramatic events during the twelve-day trial, and of townspeople and visitors
The Constitutional Convention : a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison by James Madison ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1787, the American union was in disarray. The incompatible demands of the separate states threatened its existence; some states were even in danger of turning into the kind of tyranny they had so recently deposed. A truly national government was needed, one that could raise money, regulate commerce, and defend the states against foreign threats-without becoming as overbearing as England. So thirty-six-year-old James Madison believed. That summer, the Virginian was instrumental in organizing the Constitutional Convention, in which one of the world's greatest documents would be debated, created, and signed. Inspired by a sense of history in the making, he kept the most extensive notes of any attendee. Now two esteemed scholars have made these minutes accessible to everyone. Presented with modern punctuation and spelling, judicious cuts, and helpful notes-plus fascinating background information on every delegate and an overview of the tumultuous times-here is the great drama of how the Constitution came to be, from the opening statements to the final votes. --Publisher
Sex, race, and science : eugenics in the deep South by Edward J Larson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Larson shows how the seemingly broad-based eugenics movement was in fact a series of distinct campaigns for legislation at the state level - campaigns that could often be traced to the efforts of a small group of determined individuals. Explaining how these efforts shaped state policies, he places them within a broader cultural context by describing the workings of Southern state legislatures, the role played by such organizations as women's clubs, and the distinctly Southern cultural forces that helped or hindered the implementation of eugenic reforms
A different death : euthanasia & the Christian tradition by Edward J Larson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fueled by controversies surrounding right-to-die activists, the debate over euthanasia occupies central stage in today's social arena. Christians have long been concerned with this issue, but A Different Death is the first comprehensive attempt to consider it in its historical, legal, ethical and theological aspects
The theory of evolution a history of controversy by Edward J Larson ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This course is an enriching examination of the varied elements that so often make this science the object of strong sentiments and heated debate
Euthanasia : spiritual, medical & legal issues in terminal health care by Beth Spring ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A magnificent catastrophe the tumultuous election of 1800, America's first presidential campaign by Edward J Larson ( )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retelling of the presidential election campaign between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson describes the fierce rivalry that was called "America's Second Revolution" and reveals the pivotal roles played by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
The theory of evolution a history of controversy by Edward J Larson ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twelve lectures by Edward J. Larson on human evolution
Evolution the remarkable history of a scientific theory by Edward J Larson ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The essential words and writings of Clarence Darrow by Clarence Darrow ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An empire of ice by Edward J Larson ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward J. Larson presents a fascinating new take on the Antarctic expeditions of the early twentieth century, placing them within a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context
A magnificent catastrophe by Edward J Larson ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retelling of the presidential election campaign between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson describes the fierce rivalry that was called "America's Second Revolution" and reveals the pivotal roles played by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
 
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Larson, Edward John 1953-
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