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  1. says:

    In this meaty tome 979 pages long , the editors Michael Ruse and Joseph Travis present numerous articles written by renowned scientists on various aspects of modern evolutionary theory Jeffrey Bada and Antonio Lazcano discuss developments in understanding the origin of life Michael Benton discusses the evidence for evolution found in the fossil record Francisco Ayala wrote an excellent summary of recent findings in molecular biology and the evidence for evolution There are articles on hu In this meaty tome 979 pages long , the editors Michael Ruse and Joseph Travis present numerous articles written by renowned scientists on various aspects of modern evolutionary theory Jeffrey Bada and Antonio Lazcano discuss developments in understanding the origin of life Michael Benton discusses the evidence for evolution found in the fossil record Francisco Ayala wrote an excellent summary of recent findings in molecular biology and the evidence for evolution There are articles on human evolution, sociobiology and evolutionary psychology, the evolution of disease and Darwinian medicine , issues of evolution and religion, and some historical background on American antievolutionism.Following these feature articles is a lengthy alphabetica...


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    Running to almost 1,000 pages, Evolution The First Four Billion Years, brings together learned essays and encyclopedia style entries on a bracing range of evolutionary themes There are delights for the armchair intellectual here, including philosopher Michael Ruse s introductory chapter on the history of evolutionary thought, and historian David N Livingstone s balanced explication of the uneasy relationship between evolution and religion Withthan half the volume given over to short no Running to almost 1,000 pages, Evolution The First Four Billion Years, brings together learned essays and encyclopedi...


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    An excellent survey of the current progress and placement of evolutionary theory in modern biology In short, the presentation leads to the inescapable conclusion that evolution is the backbone of all modern biology While the text does appear to languish a bit too much in theological matters, it also makes a study of the ways in which scientific theory was a reflection and outgrowth of the culture and times of each contributor to the over arching theory The citations are extensive and anyone s An excellent survey of the current progress and placement of evolutionary theory in modern biology In short, the presentation leads to the inescapable conclusion that evolution is the backbone of all modern biology While the text does appear to languish a bit too much in theological matters, it also makes a study of the ways in which scientific theory was a refle...


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    An essential compendium of any natural science student This book is a great reference tool because of its large bibliography listed with every article All of the major facets of evolutionary study are listed and discussed, from genetic drift to adaptation to conflicting theories to implications of current and historical scientific thought in the realm of biological science Evolution, by Travis reads like a good mix of text book and novel It is minly for an informed audience, whether they be An essential compendium of any natural science student This book is a great reference tool because of its large bibliography listed with every article All of the major facets of evolutionary study are list...


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    If ever such a broad topic could be done justice by a single introductory volume, this compendium of scholarly essays and encyclopedic articles covering topics ranging from the origins of life to the human genome to the history of evolutionary science to the twentieth century American antievolution movement fits the bill The articles are often challenging, particularly for the casual reader, but always stimulating When taken together, they provide a stable and comprehensive foundation of kno If ever such a broad topic could be done justice by a single introductory volume, this compendium of scholarly essays and encyclopedic articles covering topics ranging from the origins of life to the human genome to the history of evolutionary science to the twentieth century American antievolution movement fits the bill The articles a...


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    Half of this book was essays, half of it was a basically a dictionary of people and ideas associated with evolution The first half was excellent, the second I merely skimmed I found the essay American Antievolutionism of particular int...


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    Just some light reading but so far I like how it is laying out the progression in thought behind the study and understanding of evolution A great overview for anyone interested in the natural sciences While it is definitelysch...


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    Very complete.


  9. says:

    What I love the most, besides the charts, pictures and article like stractures, is that it is not only about Darwins theories, but includes manyscholary works.


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Evolution Spanning Evolutionary Science From Its Inception To Its Latest Findings, From Discoveries And Data To Philosophy And History, This Book Is An Authoritative Introduction To Evolutionary Biology.