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Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Handbooks
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought by Michael RuseThis volume is a comprehensive reference work on the life, labors and influence of the great evolutionist Charles Darwin. With more than sixty essays written by an international group representing the leading scholars in the field, this is the definitive work on Darwin. It covers the background to Darwin's discovery of the theory of evolution through natural selection, the work he produced and his contemporaries' reactions to it, and evaluates his influence on science in the 150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species. It also explores the implications of Darwin's discoveries in religion, politics, gender, literature, culture, philosophy and medicine, critically evaluating Darwin's legacy. Fully illustrated and clearly written, it is suitable for scholars and students as well as the general reader. The wealth of information it provides about the history of evolutionary thought makes it a crucial resource for understanding the controversies that surround evolution today.
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Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Chronology of the Evolution-Creationism Controversy by Randy Moore; Mark Decker; Sehoya CotnerA unique chronology with entries describing the key events in the 3,000-year conflict between religion and science over the explanation and definition of life on Earth. * Comprises over 1,400 chronologically arranged entries on important political, legal, and social events in the ongoing controversy between science- and faith-based views of the Earth and life * Offers a thorough bibliography spanning historical aspects of the controversy, creationist literature, and resources from evolutionary biology * Includes a one-of-a-kind glossary for easy access to definitions of relevant terms used by both anti-evolutionists and scientists * Provides an extensive index serving as a reference tool and as a way to explore recurring themes * Presents detailed appendices on estimating Earth's age, the geologic timescale, major species of known Hominines, and key legal decisions involving the teaching of evolution and creationism
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Publication Date: 2009-11-25
The Princeton Guide to Evolution by Jonathan B. Losos; David A. Baum; Douglas J. Futuyma; Hopi E. Hoekstra; Richard E. Lenski; Allen J. Moore (Editor); Cahterine L. Peichel (Editor); Dolph Schluter (Editor); Michael C. Whitlock (Editor)The essential one-volume reference to evolution The Princeton Guide to Evolution is a comprehensive, concise, and authoritative reference to the major subjects and key concepts in evolutionary biology, from genes to mass extinctions. Edited by a distinguished team of evolutionary biologists, with contributions from leading researchers, the guide contains some 100 clear, accurate, and up-to-date articles on the most important topics in seven major areas: phylogenetics and the history of life; selection and adaptation; evolutionary processes; genes, genomes, and phenotypes; speciation and macroevolution; evolution of behavior, society, and humans; and evolution and modern society. Complete with more than 100 illustrations (including eight pages in color), glossaries of key terms, suggestions for further reading on each topic, and an index, this is an essential volume for undergraduate and graduate students, scientists in related fields, and anyone else with a serious interest in evolution. Explains key topics in some 100 concise and authoritative articles written by a team of leading evolutionary biologists Contains more than 100 illustrations, including eight pages in color Each article includes an outline, glossary, bibliography, and cross-references Covers phylogenetics and the history of life; selection and adaptation; evolutionary processes; genes, genomes, and phenotypes; speciation and macroevolution; evolution of behavior, society, and humans; and evolution and modern society