Evolution

Evolution

The Triumph Of An Idea

Book - 2001
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In this dazzling companion volume to a seven-part SBS series (airing November 2002), an award winning journalist collaborates with leading scholars in the life sciences (Stephen Jay Gould, Sarah Hrdy, Mary-Claire King, Steven Pinker, etc.) to tell the compelling story of the theory of evolution starting with Darwin's seminal insights and ending with the cutting-edge developments in 20th century science that have confirmed and extended his findings.

In this remarkable new book, a rich and up-to-date view of evolution is presented that explores the far-reaching implications of Darwin's theory. In a world where species loss is escalating, there are growing pressures on food production and energy resources, and lethal antibiotic-resistant diseases are running rampant, evolution becomes a way of grappling both with our planet's past and it's future.

At a time when controversies surrounding creationism and education are bursting into public consciousness, this book's emphasis on the power, significance, and relevance of evolution will make it a catalyst for public debate. EVOLUTION, the book and the series, marks a turning point in the 150-year debate and will be an indispensable asset to any serious reader with an interest in the life sciences, a passion for truth in education, or a concern for the future of the planet.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2001.
ISBN: 9780060199067
0060199067
Branch Call Number: 576.809 Zim
Characteristics: xx, 364 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm.

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Gardengallivant
Aug 28, 2010

This is an excellent introduction or review of the theory's basics. The book covers sufficient detail to supply a solid foundation. It supplies a range of evidence for evolutionary change in species without being boring.

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Giliathriel
Feb 25, 2010

Evolution is a fantastic view into a science shrouded in controversy. It delves into those troubled issues and in my opinion seems to come to the bottom of the debate, all the while providing a remarkably educational view of Darwin himself, and most importantly his theory of evolution. It was clearly written out, easy to understand, and enthralling to read.

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dhoeksema
Dec 18, 2009

This is the best book on evolution that I have come across. Excellent examples and so easy to read. I could hardly put this book down.

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