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Evolution : a very short introduction

Author: Brian Charlesworth; Deborah Charlesworth
Publisher: [Oxford, United Kingdom] : Oxford University Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Very short introductions, 100.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised impressionView all editions and formats
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POPULAR SCIENCE. Less than 450 years ago, all European scholars believed that the Earth was at the centre of a Universe that was at most a few million miles in extent, and that the planets, sun, and stars all rotated around this centre. Less than 250 years ago, they believed that the Universe was created essentially in its present state about 6000 years ago. Even less than 150 years ago, the view that living species  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Charlesworth; Deborah Charlesworth
ISBN: 9780198804369 0198804369
OCLC Number: 1000295661
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: xx, 146 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: REFERENCES; FURTHER READING; INDEX
Series Title: Very short introductions, 100.
Responsibility: Brian and Deborah Charlesworth.

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This book is about the central role of evolution in shaping the nature and diversity of the living world. It describes the processes of natural selection, how adaptations arise, and how new species  Read more...

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