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The Rough Guide to Evolution

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By: Mark Pallen

346 pages, illus

Rough Guides

Paperback | May 2009 | #177309 | ISBN-13: 9781858289465
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Have you ever wondered what Charles Darwin would have had on his iPod? Or exactly how Cartman from South Park fits into the Theory of Evolution? The Rough Guide to Evolution delves into all of this and more, from the life and works of the eminent scientist to the impact of evolutionary thinking on modern times. Read about the evolutionary history of life on Earth, the stark evidence for evolution - including feathered dinosaurs - and how Darwin's breakthrough is still denied by creationists, who have repeatedly tried to ban evolution from the classroom.

Providing a complete and authoritative overview of one of the most controversial topics of our age, the guide is an accessible one-stop-shop for all things Darwinian, while listing resources for those keen to dig deeper into our murky beginnings. Find out exactly how Charles Darwin and The Origin of the Species have affected human life in the 150 years since its publication - everything from Darwinian tourism to the evolution of The Simpsons - as well as some new angles that make The Rough Guide to Evolution a must-have for die-hard Darwin fans.
Rediscover Darwin's earth-shattering explanation for the diversity of life with The Rough Guide to Evolution.


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Biography

Darwin expert Mark Pallen is a Professor of Microbial Genomics, hosts Darwin Day events and has converted The Origin of the Species into a reggae album!

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