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Almost like a whale : the origin of species updated

Author: Steve Jones
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Containing anecdotes, facts and humour, this work uses 20th-century science to update the theories presented in Darwin's "The Origin of Species".

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Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Jones
ISBN: 0385409850 9780385409858
OCLC Number: 41420544
Awards: Winner of Good Book Guide Awards: Science and Nature 2000
Winner of BP Natural World Book Prize 1999
Description: xxx, 402 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Variation under domestication --
Variation under nature --
Struggle for existence --
Natural selection --
Laws of variation --
Difficulties on theory --
Instinct --
Hybridism --
On the imperfection of the geological record --
On the geological succession of organic beings --
Geographical distribution --
Geographical distribution (continued) --
Mutual affinities of organic beings: morphology, embryology, rudimentary organs --
Interlude: almost like a whale --
Recapitulation and conclusion.
Responsibility: Steve Jones.

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