Released on 2005-09-06Categories Science

On Natural Selection

On Natural Selection

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101651162

Category: Science

Page: 128

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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them. Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-drive design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world.
Released on 2022-11-17Categories Science

Understanding Natural Selection

Understanding Natural Selection

Author: Michael Ruse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009092937

Category: Science

Page: 199

View: 268

Natural selection, as introduced by Charles Darwin in the Origin of Species (1859), has always been a topic of great conceptual and empirical interest. This book puts Darwin's theory of evolution in historical context showing that, in important respects, his central mechanism of natural selection gives the clue to understanding the nature of organisms. Natural selection has important implications, not just for the understanding of life's history – single-celled organism to man – but also for our understanding of contemporary social norms, as well as the nature of religious belief. The book is written in clear, non-technical language, appealing not just to philosophers, historians, and biologists, but also to general readers who find thinking about important issues both challenging and exciting.
Released on 1987-11-26Categories Science

Charles Darwin's Natural Selection

Charles Darwin's Natural Selection

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521348072

Category: Science

Page: 710

View: 601

An original, unpublished manuscript written before the Origin of Species which contains the references to journal articles and books that Darwin used in formulating his controversial ideas. This volume has been edited and annotated and includes a cross-indexing to the Origin.
Released on 2006-06-23Categories Science

On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486450063

Category: Science

Page: 337

View: 426

States the evidence for a theory of evolution, explains how evolution takes place, and discusses instinct, hybridism, fossils, distribution, and classification.
Released on 2018-11-30Categories Science

Darwin in der Stadt Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Großstadtdschungel

Darwin in der Stadt Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Großstadtdschungel

Author: Menno Schilthuizen

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 9783423434454

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 402

Echtzeitevolution: ein neuer Blick auf das geheime Leben der Städte Amseln sind größer, dicker und lauter als ihre Artgenossen draußen im Wald und haben jede Scheu vor Menschen, Hunden und Katzen verloren. Regenwürmer kommen bestens zurecht in verdreckter Innenstadterde. Motten fliegen nicht mehr ins Licht. Gras gedeiht prächtig auf zinkdurchsetztem Boden. Und Kojoten warten an Ampeln. Tiere legen ererbte Verhaltensweisen ab. Man kann Evolution in Echtzeit beobachten, und das mitten in der Stadt. Das ist das große Wunder, das in diesem Buch gewürdigt wird.
Released on 2009Categories Science

Divine Action and Natural Selection

Divine Action and Natural Selection

Author: Joseph Seckbach

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812834355

Category: Science

Page: 1122

View: 685

The debate between divine action, or faith, and natural selection, or science, is garnering tremendous interest. This book ventures well beyond the usual, contrasting American Protestant and atheistic points of view, and also includes the perspectives of Jews, Muslims, and Roman Catholics. It contains arguments from the various proponents of intelligent design, creationism, and Darwinism, and also covers the sensitive issue of how to incorporate evolution into the secondary school biology curriculum. Comprising contributions from prominent, award-winning authors, the book also contains dialogs following each chapter to provide extra stimulus to the readers and a full picture of this OC hotOCO topic, which delves into the fundamentals of science and religion."