Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science provides a well-structured framework for understanding and teaching evolution. Written for teachers, parents, and community officials as well as for scientists and educators, this book illustrates how evolution explains both the great diversity and the underlying similarity of the earth's organisms; it explores how scientists approach the question of evolution; and it describes the nature of science as a way of knowing about the natural world. In addition, the book provides answers to frequently asked questions to help readers understand many of the issues and misconceptions about evolution.
Does not refute directly arguments against teaching evolution in the schools, but provides teachers, parents, administrators, and others with a summary of the scientific evidence for its validity, and both ideas and materials for teaching it as science in secondary schools. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.