159 pages, b/w photos, illustrations
In this book, for all level of readers, noted experts, including Steve J. Gould, sort facts from fiction by answering questions most often asked of Darwin's grand theory. Interwoven throughout is the broad theme of how science is `done' and the answer to the crucial question: How can we be sure that science will uncover the truth?
- The Evolution of Life
- Dating the Timeline of Life's History
- Missing Links in the History of Life
- Beyond Reason
- Breakthrough Discoveries
- Are We Alone in the Cosmos?
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J. William Schopf is a member of the UCLA Department of Earth and Space Sciences, the Molecular Biology Institute, and the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a Professor and Director of the IGPP Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life. Schopf was an undergraduate geology major at Oberlin College, Ohio, and in 1968 he received his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University. He is a recipient of medals from the U.S. National Science Board, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life. He received national book prizes for two edited volumes, an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, and two Guggenheim Fellowships. Schopf is the discoverer of the oldest fossil organisms known and has carried out geological studies in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.