What Evolution Is

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Tandem Library, Oct 1, 2002 - Science - 336 pages
44 Reviews
At once a spirited defense of Darwinian explanations of biology and an elegant primer on evolution for the general reader, What Evolution Is poses the questions at the heart of evolutionary theory and considers how improved understanding of evolution has affected the viewpoints and values of modern man.

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User Review  - Geoffrey Benn - Goodreads

What Evolution Is, by renowned evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr, is a non-mathematical overview of modern evolutionary thought. The book starts with a brief rebuttal of creationist arguments, then ... Read full review

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User Review  - Franziska Self fisken - Goodreads

This is a wonderfully easy-to-read book that explains evolution in good accessible English and contrasts the theory of evolution with other theories and philosophies such as creationism. My daughter ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. Among his many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan's Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by The Rockefeller University. His previous books include "Why Is Sex Fun?", "The Third Chimpanzee", "Collapse", and "Guns, Germs, and Steel", winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

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