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The Darwinian Revolution : Science Red in Tooth and Claw - Michael Ruse

The Darwinian Revolution

Science Red in Tooth and Claw

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Published: 1st January 1999
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Originally published in 1979, "The Darwinian Revolution" was the first comprehensive and readable synthesis of the history of evolutionary thought. Though the years since have seen an enormous flowering of research on Darwin and other nineteenth-century scientists concerned with evolution, as well as the larger social and cultural responses to their work, "The Darwinian Revolution" remains remarkably current and stimulating.
For this edition Michael Ruse has written a new afterword that takes into account the research published since his book's first appearance.
"It is difficult to believe that yet another book on Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution could add anything new or contain any surprises. Ruse's book is an exception on all counts. Darwin scholars and the general reader alike can learn from it."--David L. Hull, "Nature"
"No other account of the Darwinian Revolution provides so detailed and sympathetic an account of the framework within which the scientific debates took place."--Peter J. Bowler, "Canadian Journal of History"
"A useful and highly readable synthesis. . .skillfully organized and written with verve, imagination, and welcome touches of humor."--John C. Greene, "Science"

Prologuep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Background to the Problemp. 3
British Society and the Scientific Communityp. 16
Beliefs: Geological, Philosophical, and Religiousp. 36
The Mystery of Mysteriesp. 75
Ancestors and Archetypesp. 94
On the Eve of the Originp. 132
Charles Darwin and the Origin of Speciesp. 160
After the Origin: Sciencep. 202
After the Origin: Philosophy, Religion, and Politicsp. 234
Overview and Analysisp. 268
Notesp. 275
Bibliographyp. 285
Indexp. 312
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ISBN: 9780226731698
ISBN-10: 0226731693
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 14.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised