History and Evolution
Matthew H. Nitecki, Doris V. Nitecki
SUNY Press, 1992 - History - 269 pages
Explores the differences and similarities of historical and evolutionary approaches to investigating and interpreting the past. The 11 papers were presented at the Spring Systematics Symposium in Chicago, May 1989. They discuss philosophy and methodology, and such topics as the history of evolution and the evolution of history. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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