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Originally published in 2007, The Discovery of Evolution explains what the theory of evolution is all about by providing a historical narrative of discovery. Some of the major puzzles that confront anyone studying living things are discussed and it details how these were solved from an evolutionary perspective. Beginning with the emergence of the early naturalists in the seventeenth century, the scientific discoveries that led up to and then flowed from Darwin and Wallace's theory of evolution by natural selection are then discussed, and finally the modern evolutionary studies at the close of the twentieth century are detailed. This new edition of The Discovery of Evolution is fully updated and contains a new chapter on the evolutionary studies of the twentieth century. By approaching the topic of evolution in this way, it is made accessible to the non-specialist and no previous study of biology is required in order to read and understand this book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521687461
ISBN-10: 0521687462
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 16mm)
Pages: 306
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - David Young

David Young is the Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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