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Understanding evolution

Author: Kostas Kampourakis
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Current books on evolutionary theory all seem to take for granted the fact that students find evolution easy to understand when actually, from a psychological perspective, it is a rather counterintuitive idea. Evolutionary theory, like all scientific theories, is a means to understanding the natural world. Understanding Evolution is intended for undergraduate students in the life sciences, biology teachers or  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kostas Kampourakis
ISBN: 9781107034914 1107034914 9781107610200 1107610206
OCLC Number: 855585457
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2015
Description: xix, 253 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. An evolving world --
2. Religious resistance to accepting evolution --
3. Conceptual obstacles to understanding evolution --
4. Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species: a historical case study of conceptual change --
The development of Darwin's theory --
Darwin's conceptual change --
5., Common ancestry --
6. Evolutionary change --
Concluding remarks.
Responsibility: Kostas Kampourakis, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
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Presenting evolution as straightforward and intuitive, this book covers core concepts of evolution and clarifies both what evolution is about and why so many people find it difficult to understand.  Read more...

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