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Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

 
 
 
 
Darwin: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Jonathan Howard
ISBN 13: 9780192854544
ISBN 10: 192854542
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001-06-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
List Price: $11.95
 
 

Darwin's theory that man's ancestors were apes caused an uproar within the scientific world, as well as public frenzy when The Origin of Species was published in 1859. Arguments still rage about the implications of his evolutionary theory, and skepticism about the value of Darwin's contribution to knowledge is widespread. In this analysis of Darwin's major insights and arguments, Jonathan Howard reasserts the importance of Darwin's work for the development of modern biology. He offers a stimulating view of the famous scientist in a concise, handy format, making it a masterpiece for all Darwinians as well as for all general readers of popular science.