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Darwin : A Very Short Introduction - Jonathan Howard


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 7th June 2001
ISBN: 9780192854544
Number Of Pages: 144

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Darwin's theory that our ancestors were apes caused a furore in the scientific world and outside it when The Origin of Species was published in 1859. Arguments still rage about the implications of his evolutionary theory, and scepticism about the value of Darwin's contribution to knowledge is widespread. In this analysis of Darwin's major insights and arguments, Jonathan Howard reasserts the importance of Darwin's work for the development of modern biology. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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`Jonathan Howard has produced an intellectual tour de force, a classic in the genre of popular scientific exposition which will still be read in fifty years' time.' Times Literary Supplement

List of Illustrations 1: Darwin's life 2: The foundations of Darwinism 3: Natural selection and the origin of species 4: The evidence for evolution by natural selection 5: Sex, variation, and heredity 6: Man 7: Perfection and progress 8: Darwinism and ideology 9: Darwin as a scientist: an evaluation Further Reading Index

ISBN: 9780192854544
ISBN-10: 0192854542
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 7th June 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.3  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.13

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