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The discovery of evolution / David Young
Bib ID 2668000
Format BookBook
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Young, David, 1942-
 
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Description London : Natural History Museum Publications ; Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992 
256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 0521434416 (cased) (hardback)
0521435870 (paperback)
Summary

Using an historical narrative of discovery, covering 300 years of development, from the work of the early naturalists to the modern synthesis of evolutionary theory, David Young explains the theory of evolution. Numerous illustrations add interest and important detail to the narrative. Providing a fresh introduction to evolution, The Discovery of Evolution assumes no previous knowledge of biology, making it ideal material for the non-specialist, and useful background material for the more advanced biology student.

Full contents
  • Ch. 1. Evolution - Journey's Guide
  • Ch. 2. Puzzles for the Naturalist
  • Ch. 3. Matters of Place and Time
  • Ch. 4. A Natural History of Creation
  • Ch. 5. The Species Question
  • Ch. 6. Life's Genealogy and Natural Selection
  • Ch. 7. A Rich Inheritance
  • Ch. 8. Synthesis and Species
  • Ch. 9. Evolution: Truth, Theory or Myth?
  • Evolutionary Who's Who
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-252) and index.

Subjects Evolution (Biology) -- History.

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