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Evolution : the history of an idea

Author: Peter J Bowler
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 3rd ed., completely rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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Since its original publication in 1983, Evolution: The History of an Idea has been recognized as a comprehensive and authoritative source on the development and impact of this most controversial of scientific theories. This new edition has been entirely rewritten to take account of the latest work of historians and scientists. The sequence of chapters has been reconstructed in a way that will help students and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Bowler
ISBN: 0520236939 9780520236936
OCLC Number: 49824702
Description: xix, 464 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The idea of evolution: its scope and implications --
The pre-evolutionary worldview --
Evolution in the enlightenment --
Nature and society, 1800-1859 --
The development of Darwin's theory --
The reception of Darwin's theory --
The eclipse of Darwinism: scientific evolutionism, 1875-1925 --
The evolutionary synthesis --
Modern debates and developments.
Responsibility: Peter J. Bowler.
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