Evolution

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Twenty-First Century Books, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Discusses early theories of evolution including those of Plato, Aristotle, Hutton, and Malthus. Explains Darwin's research and his theory of natural selection. Considers how natural selection has been at odds with the theory of creationism. Shows how Darwin's theory, Mendelian genetics, and other genetic advances were combined to form a more complete explanation of evolution called the synthetic theory of evolution. Emphasizes evolution as a gradual process and discusses the geologic eras and what organisms were in existence during these periods. Shows how fossils are used as evidence for evolution. Current theories on human evolution are included. Additionally, the question of whether new techniques for "gene therapy" and "birth technology" will allow people to control their own evolution is posed.

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User Review  - sschreur - LibraryThing

Excellent amount of information-it covers everything! However, the graphics and format are outdated and the type is so small it will daunt students; use of very difficult vocabulary and confusing sentence structure destroy what would otherwise be a good book. Read full review

Contents

oNE A CHiinging WORLD
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THREE EviotnctrOR Evolution 76
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FWE THE HISTORY or lirt on EARTH
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Silverstein is a Professor of Biology at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York.

Silverstein is a translator of Russian scientific literature.

Nunn, a graduate of Kean College, has been helping with her parents' books since her high-school days.

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