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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 University Press [©1967]
Series: Terry lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Gaylord Simpson
ISBN: 9780300002294 0300002297
OCLC Number: 1051985
Description: xvii, 368 pages illustrations 21 cm.
Contents: The course of evolution --
Geologic time --
The beginnings of life --
Major outlines of the fossil record --
he history of the 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 --
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 --
The concept of progress in evolution --
Historical retrospect: The evolution of evolution --
Evolution, humanity, and ethics --
Man's place in nature --
The search for an ethic --
The ethics of knowledge and of responsibility --
The future of man and of life --
Epilogue and summary.
Series Title: Terry lectures.

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