Darwin and the Science of Evolution

By: Tort, Patrick

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In 1859 the British naturalist Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, describing the concept of natural selection. According to this revolutionary theory, plant and animal species are not fixed, but evolve, adapting to changing environments and to the pressures of competition. This celebrated book laid the foundation for modern evolutionary theory and sparked an impassioned debate on the origins of humankind that pitted secular science against traditional religious dogma. He altered the science of biology and changed forever the way we understand ourselves and our place in the world. Part biography, part history of science, part social documentary, this book takes readers along on Darwin's fantastic voyage of discovery. Included is part of the Scopes Monkey Trial, where a fourteen-year-old student testified. His testimony is included. This is a beautifully-published book; although small it is heavy due to the heavy glossy paper used. The color photographs are beautiful, and many diagrams, black & white photographs, and drawings are included. His "Child's Story" is also at the end of the book. A wonderful book for learning about Evolution. 159 pages including Documents, Further Reading, a list of illustrations and an index. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Title: Darwin and the Science of Evolution

Author: Tort, Patrick

Illustrator: Illustrated by Photographs, Drawings

Categories: Scientists and Inventors,

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Harry N Abrams Inc: 2001

ISBN: 0810921367

ISBN 13: 9780810921368

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 001546