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A reason for everything : natural selection and the English imagination

Author: Marek Kohn
Publisher: London : Faber, 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides an overview of how the natural sciences have developed over the last century. It begins with Alfred Russel Wallace, who discovered the idea of natural selection for himself in 1858, and closes with a portrait of Richard Dawkins, Britain's most prominent living advocate of natural selection.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marek Kohn
ISBN: 0571223931 9780571223930
OCLC Number: 60837931
Description: vi, 392 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Marek Kohn.

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