Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

by Brian Charlesworth
     
 


This book illuminates the crucial role of evolutionary biology in transforming our view of human origins and our relation to the universe, highlighting the impact of this theory on traditional philosophy and religion. The authors introduce the general reader to some of the most important basic findings, concepts, and procedures of evolutionary biology, as it has… See more details below

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This book illuminates the crucial role of evolutionary biology in transforming our view of human origins and our relation to the universe, highlighting the impact of this theory on traditional philosophy and religion. The authors introduce the general reader to some of the most important basic findings, concepts, and procedures of evolutionary biology, as it has developed since the first publications of Darwin and Wallace on the subject, over 140 years ago. They show how evolution provides a unifying set of principles for the whole of biology and sheds light on the relation of human beings to the universe and each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192802514
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
467,635
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Processes of Evolution
3. The Evidence for Evolution: Similarities and Differences Between Organisms
4. The Evidence for Evolution: Patterns in Time and Space
5. Adaptation and Natural Selection
6. The Formation and Divergence of Species
7. Some Difficult Problems
Further Reading

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