The Coming of Evolution: The Story of a Great Revolution in Science

The Coming of Evolution: The Story of a Great Revolution in Science

by JOHN W. JUDD
     
 

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This is a concise and accessible review of the beginnings of evolutionary theory. The lively narrative introduces key individuals, notably Lyell and Darwin, who initiated this intellectual revolution and analysis the

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This ebook is complete with illustrations, a linked Index, linked footnotes and a linked Table of content making navigation quicker and easier.

This is a concise and accessible review of the beginnings of evolutionary theory. The lively narrative introduces key individuals, notably Lyell and Darwin, who initiated this intellectual revolution and analysis the principal influences that underpinned their radical new views. Judd's 1910 book celebrates their vision, courage and far-reaching impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012709493
Publisher:
Spastic Cat Press
Publication date:
11/27/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
333 KB

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John Wesley Judd (1840-1916) had a distinguished career, serving as both President of the Geological Society and Dean of the Royal College of Science. Before his retirement as Professor of Geology from Imperial College, he wrote this concise and accessible review of the beginnings of evolutionary theory. Judd skilfully examined the roots of an idea that, already by 1910, had profoundly influenced every branch of science and permeated the work of historians, politicians and theologians. His lively narrative introduces the key individuals, including Darwin and Lyell, who brought about this intellectual revolution. Judd analyses the principal influences that worked upon these scientists as well as the factors that permitted them to remain open to radical new views. His appreciation of the vision, courage and far-reaching impact of the work of both Lyell and Darwin, and the interplay between their ideas, is persuasively and eloquently expressed.

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