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Arguing for Evolution: An Encyclopedia for Understanding Science

By: Sehoya Cotner(Author), Randy Moore(Author)

318 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Greenwood Publishing Group

Hardback | Aug 2011 | #194361 | ISBN-13: 9780313359477
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Arguing for Evolution provides readers with a single source for the scientific evidence supporting evolution. Arguing for Evolution shows how scientists have tested predictions predicated on evolutionary theory and created an unshakeable foundation of evidence supporting its truth. As such, it demonstrates how evolution serves as a case study for understanding the scientific method, and presents a logical model for scientific inquiry.

The evidence for evolution is presented historically and topically in an accessible, example-rich, and logical format, using an arsenal of examples that goes beyond the typical textbook matter. The chapters are structured around a series of hypotheses that the authors put to the test, amassing evidence on fossils, comparative anatomy, molecules, and evolutionary biology in order to conclude that evolution is scientific fact. Learning about this fascinating field is enhanced through "see for yourself" examples that include original data and figures from key historical and contemporary papers in evolutionary biology.

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Sehoya Cotner, PhD, is associate professor of teaching in the biology program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Cotner coauthored Chronology of the Evolution-Creationism Controversy with Randy Moore and Mark Decker.

Randy Moore, PhD, is professor in the biology program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Moore's published works include Evolution 101; More Than Darwin: An Encyclopedia of the People and Places of the Evolution-Creationism Controversy; and Chronology of the Evolution-Creationism Controversy.

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