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Of moths and men : an evolutionary tale : the untold story of science and the peppered moth

Author: Judith Hooper
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A search for Darwin's "missing evidence" chronicles the jealousies, rivalries, and emotional turmoil behind the twentieth-century's most famous evolutionary biology experiment.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Hooper
ISBN: 0393051218 9780393051216 0393325253 9780393325256
OCLC Number: 50022818
Description: xx, 377 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The moonlit world --
What Darwin missed --
Natural selection reduced to arithmetic --
The private lives of insects --
E.B. Ford and his enemies --
Triumph in Birmingham --
A most influential home movie --
A reptile's leg into a bird's wing --
The cost of selection --
The goose that laid the golden eggs --
'It was a bird feeder!' --
A damn good story.
Responsibility: Judith Hooper.
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"An engrossing narrative" (Wall Street Journal) that does for evolutionary biology what The Double Helix did for DNA.  Read more...

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