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Evolution : the first four billion years

Author: Michael Ruse; Joseph Travis; Edward O Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to evolutionary biology, with sixteen essays about the history and philosophy of the field, related empirical and theoretical questions about topics such as speciation, adaptation, and development, and articles on important figures, social and political issues, and related religious topics.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ruse; Joseph Travis; Edward O Wilson
ISBN: 9780674031753 067403175X 9780674062214 0674062213
OCLC Number: 225874308
Description: xii, 979 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The history of evolutionary thought / Michael Ruse --
The origin of life / Jeffrey L. Bada and Antonio Lazcano --
Paleontology and the history of life / Michael Benton --
Adaptation / Joseph Travis and David N. Reznick --
Molecular evolution / Francisco J. Ayala --
Evolution of the genome / Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth --
The pattern and process of speciation / Margaret B. Ptacek and Shala J. Hankison --
Evolution and development / Gregory A. Wray --
Social behavior and sociobiology / Daniel I. Rubenstein --
Human evolution / Henry M. McHenry --
Evolutionary biology of disease and Darwinian medicine / Michael F. Antolin --
Beyond the Darwinian paradigm: understanding biological forms / Brian Goodwin --
Philosophy of evolutionary thought / Kim Sterelny --
Evolution and society / Manfred D. Laubichler and Jane Maienschein --
Evolution and religion / David N. Livingstone --
American antievolutionism : retrospect and prospect / Eugenie C. Scott.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Ruse, Joseph Travis ; with a foreword by Edward O. Wilson.
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If ever there were an education in a book, there's one in this massive volume...What is most probably the commemorative par excellence of the Origin of Species sesquicentennial. -- Ray Olson Booklist Read more...

 
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