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The meaning of evolution : a study of the history of life and of its significance for man

Author: George Gaylord Simpson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale Univ. Press, 1967.
Series: Terry lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Gaylord Simpson
ISBN: 0300002297 9780300002294
OCLC Number: 2436282
Description: xvii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. The course of evolution : Geologic time ; The beginnings of life ; Major outlines of the fossil records ; The history of vertebrates ; Records and radiations of reptiles ; Outlines of the history of mammals ; The history of the primates ; Rates of evolution ; First conclusions from the record --
2. The interpretation of evolution : The problem of problems ; Oriented evolution: orthogenesis and trends ; The opportunism of evolution ; Racial life and death ; Forces of evolution and their integration ; Evolution and their integration ; The concept of progress in evolution ; Historical retrospect: the evolution of evolution --
3. Evolution, humanity, and ethics : Man's place in nature ; The search for an ethic ; The ethics of knowledge and responsibility ; The future of man and of life.
Series Title: Terry lectures.
Responsibility: by George Gaylord Simpson.

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