Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy

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Charles Darwin (1809-1882) changed the world forever with his 1859 publication of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy is an anthology of critical writings that grew out of a lecture series, hosted by Auburn University, held on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the first edition of his most famous book.

Ideas in The Origin of Species reordered the biological...

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Overview

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) changed the world forever with his 1859 publication of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy is an anthology of critical writings that grew out of a lecture series, hosted by Auburn University, held on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the first edition of his most famous book.

Ideas in The Origin of Species reordered the biological sciences forever, spawned new disciplines including evolutionary psychology, sociobiology, and evolutionary developmental biology, became foundational for modern biomedical research and practice, inspired new literature and literary criticism, were misused by 20th-century eugenicists and social Darwinists, traumatized persons with certain theological views, and continue to alter humankind's view of itself and its place in the world. The 17 contributors to this anthology tell an interdisciplinary story of Charles Darwin the person, Darwin's work and world-altering ideas, and Darwin's legacy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588382818
  • Publisher: NewSouth, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 1,294,906
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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James T. Bradley is professor emeritus in biological sciences at Auburn University. After studying biochemistry and cell and developmental biology at the universities of Wisconsin and Washington, he moved to Auburn to teach cellular biology and direct graduate research on the biochemistry of insect eggs and embryos. He lives with his wife in Auburn, Alabama, where they show their grandchildren the wonders of nature through camping, fishing, gardening, and rock hounding.
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