Evolution: The History of an Idea

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University of California Press, 2003 - Science - 464 pages
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Since its original publication in 1983, Evolution: The History of an Idea has been recognized as a comprehensive and authoritative source on the development and impact of this most controversial of scientific theories. This new edition has been entirely rewritten to take account of the latest work of historians and scientists. The sequence of chapters has been reconstructed in a way that will help students and general readers to understand the key phases in the development of modern evolutionism. The book's substantial bibliography has been updated to serve as a valuable introduction to the immense literature on this topic.
  

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This book portrays the concept of evolution if a very organized, systematic, and simple manner. Although the facts are simplistic, the book provides charts in order to fill in what may not be clear ... Read full review

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Contents

ITS SCOPE AND IMPLICATIONS
1
2 THE PREEVOLUTIONARY WORLDVIEW
27
3 EVOLUTION IN THE ENLIGHTENMENT
48
4 NATURE AND SOCIETY 1800 1859
96
5 THE DEVELOPMENT OF DARWINS THEORY
141
6 THE RECEPTION OF DARWINS THEORY
177
SCIENTIFIC EVOLUTIONISM 18751925
224
8 EVOLUTION SOCIETY AND CULTURE 18751925
274
9 THE EVOLUTIONARY SYNTHESIS
325
10 MODERN DEBATES AND DEVELOPMENTS
347
Bibliography
383
Index
451
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About the author (2003)

Peter J. Bowler is Reader in the History of Science at Queen's University, Belfast, and is well known on both sides of the Atlantic for his books on the history of evolutionism.

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