The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought

This quantity is a complete reference paintings at the existence, labors, and impact of the good evolutionist Charles Darwin. With greater than sixty essays written through a global workforce representing the prime students within the box, this can be the definitive paintings on Darwin. It covers the heritage to Darwin's discovery of the idea of evolution via common choice, the paintings he produced and his contemporaries' reactions to it, and evaluates his impression on technological know-how within the a hundred and fifty years because the ebook of starting place of Species. It additionally explores the consequences of Darwin's discoveries in faith, politics, gender, literature, tradition, philosophy, and drugs, seriously comparing Darwin's legacy. totally illustrated and obviously written, it's compatible for students and scholars in addition to the overall reader. The wealth of knowledge it offers concerning the heritage of evolutionary concept makes it an important source for knowing the controversies that encompass evolution this present day.

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