Why Evolution is True

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Oxford University Press, Jan 22, 2009 - Science - 336 pages
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For all the discussion in the media about creationism and 'Intelligent Design', virtually nothing has been said about the evidence in question - the evidence for evolution by natural selection. Yet, as this succinct and important book shows, that evidence is vast, varied, and magnificent, and drawn from many disparate fields of science. The very latest research is uncovering a stream of evidence revealing evolution in action - from the actual observation of a species splitting into two, to new fossil discoveries, to the deciphering of the evidence stored in our genome. Why Evolution is True weaves together the many threads of modern work in genetics, palaeontology, geology, molecular biology, anatomy, and development to demonstrate the 'indelible stamp' of the processes first proposed by Darwin. It is a crisp, lucid, and accessible statement that will leave no one with an open mind in any doubt about the truth of evolution.
  

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Coyne's writing is clear and concise. - Goodreads
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The basic explanation is about "natural selection." - Goodreads

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Pros and Cons Pros 1. Coyne gives one of the simplest explanations of evolutionary theory you can find. The basic explanation is about "natural selection." The concept is quite simple. Evolution ... Read full review

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It's difficult to rate this book. It's well written and the format of the book is very reader-friendly. There are helpful illustrations and a glossary and an annotated bibliography. The problem is the ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
Writtenin
The Geography of Life
The Engine of Evolution
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Originof Species
AboutUs? 9 Evolution Redux
Notes
Glossary
References
Illustration Credits
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