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A remarkable journey : the story of evolution, R. Paul Thompson

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A remarkable journey : the story of evolution
Title
A remarkable journey
Title remainder
the story of evolution
Statement of responsibility
R. Paul Thompson
Title variation
Story of evolution
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species appeared a little more than 150 years ago. Although Darwin had already been developing his theory for more than twenty years and others before him had advocated evolutionary views, the book was transformative and marked the beginning of the development of evolutionary biology. The story of the development of evolutionary theory over the last century and a half is fascinating and conceptually rich; it has involved repeated modification, clarification, experimentation and frustration. A Remarkable Journey: The Story of Evolution follows the theory of evolution along its captivating, often tortuous path--filled with intrigue and philosophical richness--from Darwin's original brilliant formulation to today's robust, vibrant and deeply explanatory principle. In many respects, the story of evolution documents the maturing of biological science; as the evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky asserted in 1973, 'Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.' A Remarkable Journey is a historical narrative of the discoveries, debates, experimentation and field work that became the evidential base on which the theory of evolution rests, of the systematic assembling of these into an elegant and powerful science, and of how it increasingly won over the biological and scientific communities. This considered and absorbing overview will provide all readers with an insight into the development of what most of us now take for granted as a basic--and beautiful--principle of life."--Dust jacket
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BTCTA
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1947-
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Thompson, R. Paul
Dewey number
576.8/09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH361
LC item number
.T46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Mendel, Gregor
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Mendel, Gregor
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Genetics
  • Sociobiology
  • Evolutionary developmental biology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolutionary developmental biology
  • Genetics
  • Sociobiology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Biological Evolution
  • Heredity
Label
A remarkable journey : the story of evolution, R. Paul Thompson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-224) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- A new dawn : Darwin transforms biology -- Missing pieces : heredity and variation -- Mendel unlocks one of nature's secrets -- Troubled waters -- A bridge over troubled water -- Evolutionary biology comes of age -- Extending genetics : the molecular and chemical basis of heredity and life -- The evolution of behaviour : sociobiology -- Development : from genes to organisms -- Science and the death throes of Biblical literalism -- Appendices -- Timeline -- Glossary
Control code
ocn891612309
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781780234465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781780234465
  • (OCoLC)891612309
Label
A remarkable journey : the story of evolution, R. Paul Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- A new dawn : Darwin transforms biology -- Missing pieces : heredity and variation -- Mendel unlocks one of nature's secrets -- Troubled waters -- A bridge over troubled water -- Evolutionary biology comes of age -- Extending genetics : the molecular and chemical basis of heredity and life -- The evolution of behaviour : sociobiology -- Development : from genes to organisms -- Science and the death throes of Biblical literalism -- Appendices -- Timeline -- Glossary
Control code
ocn891612309
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781780234465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781780234465
  • (OCoLC)891612309

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