Darwin's Universe: Evolution from A to Z / Edition 1

Darwin's Universe: Evolution from A to Z / Edition 1

by Richard Milner
     
 


"Darwin's Universe is the single best volume ever published that covers all matters Darwinian from A to Z. I have never so enjoyed a scientific book, plucking out gems of elegant narrative richly supported by photographs and paintings from the history of evolutionary thought. A magnificent product of scholarship that is also a work of art."—MichaelSee more details below

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"Darwin's Universe is the single best volume ever published that covers all matters Darwinian from A to Z. I have never so enjoyed a scientific book, plucking out gems of elegant narrative richly supported by photographs and paintings from the history of evolutionary thought. A magnificent product of scholarship that is also a work of art."—Michael Shermer, author of In Darwin's Shadow and Why Darwin Matters

"This is no staid, humorless encyclopedia of natural history and evolution; rather, it is a joyous romp through a world inhabited by as eccentric and absorbing a cast of characters as was ever brought together between endpapers."—From the preface by Ian Tattersall, author of The Monkey in the Mirror and The Fossil Trail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520243767
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/06/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Richard Milner is an Associate in Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, contributing editor at Natural History magazine, and Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Author of three award-winning books on evolution, he has published articles in Scientific American and other science magazines and has been featured on the History, Discovery, and Animal Planet channels, as well as on BBC Two and Nova. Milner has performed his one-man musical Charles Darwin: Live &
In Concert in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and in Darwin's beloved Galápagos Islands.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Ian Tattersall
Preface: An Appreciation of Milner's Encyclopedia, by Stephen Jay Gould

Introduction

Evolution from A to Z

Appendix
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits

Index

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