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Evolution : the history of a scientific theory

Author: Edward J Larson
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2004.
Series: Modern Library chronicles, 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of evolutionary theory, from the eighteenth-century emergence of paleontology, through the breakthroughs of Darwin, to the backlash against evolutionism, to its resurrection through the science of genetics.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Larson
ISBN: 0679642889 9780679642886
OCLC Number: 317865999
Description: 337 pages.
Contents: Bursting the limits of time --
A growing sense of progress --
On the origins of Darwinism --
Enthroning naturalism --
Ascent of evolutionism --
Missing links --
Genetics enters the picture --
Applied human evolution --
America's anti-evolution crusade --
The modern synthesis --
Modern culture wars --
Postmodern developments.
Series Title: Modern Library chronicles, 17.
Responsibility: Edward J. Larson.
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Traces the history of evolutionary theory, from the eighteenth-century emergence of paleontology, through the breakthroughs of Darwin, to the backlash against evolutionism, to its resurrection through the science of genetics.

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