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Darwin's universe : evolution from A to Z

Author: Richard Milner
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Authoritative and abundantly illustrated, this book illuminates the ways in which ideas of evolutionary biology have leapt the boundaries of science to influence philosophy, law, religion, literature, cinema, art, and popular culture. Darwin's Universe, a thoroughly revised and updated successor to Richard Milner's acclaimed Encyclopedia of Evolution, contains more than a hundred new essays, including entries on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
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Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Milner
ISBN: 9780520243767 0520243765
OCLC Number: 244293205
Notes: "The present book, Darwin's Universe, has evolved from two ancestral forms titled The Encyclopedia of Evolution, published in 1990 and 1993. It has been updated, revised, and enhanced with many new essays and illustrations"--Title page verso.
Description: 487 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Ian Tattersall --
Preface : An appreciation of Milner's Encyclopedia / by Stephen Jay Gould --
Introduction --
Evolution from A to Z --
Appendix.
Responsibility: Richard Milner ; with a foreword by Ian Tattersall and a preface by Stephen Jay Gould.
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"All things Darwin, authoritative, amusing, abundantly illustrated, including some rare finds." Scientific American "A browsers delight... Offers an immensely entertaining overview of the history of Read more...

 
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