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Darwin's theory that man's ancestors were apes caused an uproar within the scientific world, as well as public frenzy when The Origin of Species was published in 1859. Arguments still rage about the implications of his evolutionary theory, and skepticism 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. He offers a stimulating view of the ...
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Darwin's theory that man's ancestors were apes caused an uproar within the scientific world, as well as public frenzy when The Origin of Species was published in 1859. Arguments still rage about the implications of his evolutionary theory, and skepticism 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. He offers a stimulating view of the famous scientist in a concise, handy format, making it a masterpiece for all Darwinians as well as for all general readers of popular science.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780809037582
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 1/1/1982
  • Series: Past Masters Ser.
  • Pages: 101

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University of Cologne
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Table of Contents

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Abbreviations
1 Darwin's life 1
2 The foundations of Darwinism 13
3 Natural selection and the origin of species 25
4 The evidence for evolution by natural selection 38
5 Sex, variation and heredity 61
6 Man 75
7 Perfection and progress 92
8 Darwinism and ideology 103
9 Darwin as a scientist: an evaluation 108
Further reading 117
Index 121
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