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Evolution : the history of an idea

Author: Peter J Bowler
Publisher: Berkeley ; Los Angeles ; London : University of California Press, cop. 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., completely rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Describes the development and impact of some of the most controversial of scientific theories. This book examines scholarship and trends within the study of evolution.

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Named Person: Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Bowler
ISBN: 9780520261280 0520261283
OCLC Number: 781237026
Description: XXVII, 464 str. : ilustr. ; 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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