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The Cambridge encyclopedia of Darwin and evolutionary thought

Author: Michael Ruse
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume is a comprehensive reference work on the life, labors and influence of the great evolutionist Charles Darwin. With more than sixty essays written by an international group representing the leading scholars in the field, this is the definitive work on Darwin. It covers the background to Darwin's discovery of the theory of evolution through natural selection, the work he produced and his contemporaries'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ruse
ISBN: 9780521195317 0521195314
OCLC Number: 793005097
Awards: Winner of PROSE Award for Single-Volume Reference in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2013
Description: xvii, 568 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Origins and the Greeks / Jeremy Kirby --
2. Evolution before Darwin / Michael Ruse --
3. Charles Darwin's geology : the root of his philosophy of the earth / David Norman --
4. Looking back with "great satisfaction" on Charles Darwin's vertebrate paleontology / Paul D. Brinkman --
5. The origins of the Origin : Darwin's first thoughts about the tree of life and natural selection, 1837-1839 / Jonathan Hodge --
6. Darwin and taxonomy / Mary Pickard Winsor --
7. Darwin and the barnacles / Marsha L. Richmond --
8. The analogy between artificial and natural selection / Bert Theunissen --
9. The Origin of species / Michael Ruse --
10. Sexual selection / Richard A. Richards --
11. Darwin and species / James Mallet --
12. Darwin and heredity / Robert Olby --
13. Darwin and time / Keith Bennett --
14. Darwin's evolutionary botany / Richard Bellon --
15. Mimicry and camouflage / William Kimler and Michael Ruse --
16. Chance and design / John Beatty --
17. Darwin and teleology / James G. Lennox --
18. The evolution of the Origin (1859-1872) / Thierry Hoquet --
19. Alfred Russell Wallace / John van Wyhe --
20. Darwin and humans / Gregory Radick --
21. Darwin and language / Stephen G. Alter --
22. Darwin and ethics / Eric Charmetant --
23. Social Darwinism / Naomi Beck --
24. Darwin and the levels of selection / Daniel Deen, Brian Hollis, and Chris Zarpentine --
25. Darwin and religion / Mark Pallen and Alison Pearn --
26. Darwinism in Britain / Peter Bowler --
27. Darwinism in the United States, 1859-1930 / Mark A. Largent --
28. The German reception of Darwin's theory, 1860-1945 / Robert J. Richards --
29. Darwin and Darwinism in France before 1900 / Jean Gayon --
30. Encountering Darwin and creating Darwinism in China / Haiyan Yang --
31. Darwinism in Latin America / Thomas F. Glick --
32. Botany : 1880s to 1920s / Dawn Mooney Digrius --
33. Population genetics / Michael Ruse --
34. Synthesis period in evolutionary studies / Joe Cain --
35. Ecological genetics / David W. Rudge --
36. Darwin and Darwinism in France after 1900 / Jean Gayon --
37. Botany and the evolutionary synthesis, 1920-1950 / Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis --
38. The emergence of life on earth and the Darwinian revolution / Iris Fry --
39. The evolution of the testing of evolution / Steven Hecht Orzack --
40. Mimicry and camouflage. Part 2 / Joe Travis --
41. The tree of life / Joel D. Velasco --
42. Sociobiology / Mark E. Borrello --
43. Evolutionary paleontology / David Sepkoski --
44. Darwin and geography / David N. Livingstone --
45. Darwin and the finches / Frederick Rowe Davis --
46. Developmental evolution / Manfred D. Laubichler and Jane Maienschein --
47. Darwin's evolutionary ecology / James Justus --
48. Darwin and the environment / David Steffes --
49. Molecular biology : Darwin's precious gift / Francisco J. Ayala --
50. Challenging Darwinism : expanding, extending, replacing / David J. Depew and Bruce H. Weber --
51. Human evolution after Darwin / Jesse Richmond --
52. Language evolution since Darwin / Barbara J. King --
53. Cultural evolution / Kenneth Reisman --
54. Literature / Gowan Dawson --
55. Darwin and gender / Georgina M. Montgomery --
56. Evolutionary epistemology / Tim Lewens --
57. Ethics after Darwin / Richard Joyce --
58. Darwin and Protestantism / Diarmid A. Finnegan --
59. Creationism / Ronald L. Numbers --
60. Darwin and Catholicism / John F. Haught --
61. Judaism, Jews, and evolution / Marc Swetlitz --
62. Religion : Islam / Martin Riexinger --
63. From evolution and medicine to evolutionary medicine / Tatjana Buklijas and Peter Gluckman.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Ruse.

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