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Author: Sherrie Lynne Lyons
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Basics (Routledge (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is an 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. Topics addressed include: early theories of evolution; the impact of Darwin's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherrie Lynne Lyons
ISBN: 9780415592253 0415592259 9780415592260 0415592267 9780203808061 0203808061
OCLC Number: 694393721
Description: 198 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: The Darwinian cosmos --
The development of a theory --
The maturation of a theory --
Expanding the modern synthesis --
Human evolution --
Origins, the expansion of life, and the persistence of disease --
Humankind's future: an evolutionary perspective.
Series Title: Basics (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Sherrie Lyons.

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This book is an 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. Topics addressed include: early theories of evolution; the impact of Darwin's On the Origin of Species; the discovery of genetics and Mendel's experiments; molecular evolution and the discovery of DNA; the expansion of life and the persistence of disease; revisiting evolutionary ethics and the development of empathy. It also examines the role of evolution in current debates and discusses the possible future developments in the field.
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'Lyons (SUNY Empire State College) has written a concise, well-presented primer on the evolution of the original theory of evolution... The last two chapters, offer insightful and enlightened Read more...

 
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