Darwin's ghost: the origin of species updated

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Doubleday Canada, 2000 - Nature - 416 pages
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In his new book, Steve Jones takes on the challenge of going back to the book of the millennium, Charles Darwin'sOn the Origin of Species, and updating it with the latest scientific findings. Before Darwin's pivotal book, biology was a set of unconnected facts. Darwin made it into a science, linked by the theory of evolution, the grammar of the living world. Evolution reveals ties between cancer and the genetics of fish, between brewing beer and inheriting disease, between the sex lives of crocodiles and the politics of Brazil. Darwin used the biology of the nineteenth century to prove his case. Now, that science has been revolutionized and his case can be reargued using the twentieth century's astonishing advances. Filled with anecdotes, humour and the latest research,Darwin's Ghostis a popular account of the science that makes life make sense.

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Using recent empirical evidence, Jones (genetics, Univ. Coll., London) has updated Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (l859) so that the fact of organic evolution is both understandable and ... Read full review

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If you are interested in Charles Darwin and in evolution you will like this book. A bit hard to grasp but stay with it and you will find it interesting. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Variation Under Domestication
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Variation Under Nature
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