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Evolution: The Basics

By: Sherrie L Lyons

256 pages, illus, tabs


Paperback | Jul 2011 | #191128 | ISBN-13: 9780415592260
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Hardback | Jul 2011 | #191127 | ISBN-13: 9780415592253
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This book is an engaging introduction to the history, development and science of the theory of evolution. Beginning pre-Darwin and concluding with the latest research and controversies, readers are introduced to the origins of the idea of evolution, the ways in which it has developed and been adapted over time and the science underpinning it all.


List of figures Acknowledgments Introduction 1.The Darwinian Cosmos 2.The Development of a Theory 3.The Maturation of a Theory 4.Expanding the Modern Synthesis 5.Human Evolution 6.Origins, the Expanion of Life and the Persistance of Disease 7.Humankind's Future: An Evolutionary Perspective Glossary Bibliography

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Sherrie Lyons is Assistant Professor at the Center for Distance Learning of Empire State College, State University of New York. She is author of Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls: Science at the Margins in the Victorian Age and Thomas Henry Huxley: The Evolution of a Scientist.

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