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Evolution : a very short introduction

Author: Brian Charlesworth; Deborah Charlesworth
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Very short introductions.
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In less than 500 years science has completely transformed our view of our origins and relationship with the universe. This incisive and though-provoking book introduces some of the most important findings and concepts of evolutionary biology, such as the formation and divergence of species, adaptation, mutation, and natural selection. Brian and Deborah Charlesworth trace the progress of evolutionary thought from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Charlesworth; Deborah Charlesworth
ISBN: 0192802518 9780192802514
OCLC Number: 51668497
Description: 145 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The processes of evolution --
The evidence for evolution : similarities and differences between organisms --
The evidence for evolution : patterns in time and space --
Adaptation and natural selection --
The formation and divergence of species --
Some difficult problems --
Afterword.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Brian and Deborah Charlesworth.
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Talks about the role of evolutionary biology in transforming our view of human origins and relation to the universe, and the impact of this idea on traditional philosophy and religion. This book aims  Read more...

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