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

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

ISBN-10:
0520243765
ISBN-13:
9780520243767
Pub. Date:
07/06/2009
Publisher:
University of California Press

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


This alphabetically arranged reference, an immensely entertaining browser's delight, offers a dazzling overview of the life and thought of Charles Darwin and his incredibly wide sphere of influence. Authoritative and abundantly illustrated, it illuminates the ways in which ideas of evolutionary biology have leapt the boundaries of science to influence philosophy, law, religion, literature, cinema, art, and popular culture. Darwin's Universe, a thoroughly revised and updated successor to Richard Milner's acclaimed Encyclopedia of Evolution, contains more than a hundred new essays, including entries on animal behavior (Alex the parrot, Kanzi the bonobo, Digit the gorilla), on women in science (Mary Anning, Rosalind Franklin), and on the latest finds of human fossils. A veritable museum of natural history, it also contains many original discoveries brought to light by Milner's historical sleuthing. Packed with hundreds of rare illustrations, including many new ones, this Darwin Bicentennial edition will appeal to a wide audience of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520243767
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 07/06/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 454,640
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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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