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Why evolution is true / by Coyne, Jerry A.,1949-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-270) and index.Presents the many threads of modern work in genetics, paleontology, geology, molecular biology, and anatomy that demonstrate the indelible stamp of the evolutionary processes first proposed by Darwin.
Subjects: Evolution (Biology);
© 2009., Viking,
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The fact of evolution / by Smith, Cameron McPherson,1967-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Nullius in verba -- The fact of replication -- The fact of variation -- The fact of selection -- The fact of speciation -- The fact of evolution -- Evolution in action -- The mirror-house of evolution -- The grand illusion.Evolution is often described as a "theory." While this is certainly technically true, it is misleading to dismiss evolution as "just a theory" (an unfounded idea), as opponents of evolution like to do. In this work of popular science, the author, an anthropologist demonstrates that there are few more well-established facts in the scientific canon than that life evolved on Earth. The book presents an introduction to evolution, using examples from different species to show how replication, variation, and selection are the three factors needed for evolution, but emphasizing that the outcome of the process is not always predictable. The book also covers new discoveries, many of which have occurred in the last twenty years.
Subjects: Evolution (Biology);
© 2011., Prometheus Books,
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The greatest show on earth : the evidence for evolution / by Dawkins, Richard,1941-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [439]-454) and index.Only a theory? -- Dogs, cows, and cabbages -- The primrose path to macro-evolution -- Silence and slow time -- Before our very eyes -- Missing link? What do you mean, 'missing'? -- Missing persons? Missing no longer -- You did it yourself in nine months -- The ark of the continents -- The tree of cousinship -- History written all over us -- Arms races and 'evolutionary theodicy' -- There is grandeur in this view of life -- Appendix. The history-deniers.
Subjects: Evolution (Biology);
© 2010., Free Press,
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Evolution : what everyone needs to know / by Dunbar, R. I. M.(Robin Ian MacDonald),1947-author.;
Evolution is one of the most important processes in life. It not only explains the detailed history of life on earth, but its scope also extends into many aspects of our own contemporary behavior-who we are and how we got to be here, our psychology, our cultures-and greatly impacts modern advancements in medicine and conservation biology. Perhaps its most important claim for science is its ability to provide an overarching framework that integrates the many life sciences into a single unified whole. Yet, evolution-evolutionary biology in particular-has been, and continues to be, regarded with suspicion by many. Understanding how and why evolution works, and what it can tell us, is perhaps the single most important contribution to the public perception of science.This book provides an overview of the basic theory and showcases how widely its consequences reverberate across the life sciences, the social sciences and even the humanities. In this book, Robin Dunbar uses examples drawn from plant life, animals and humans to illustrate these processes. Evolutionary science has important advantages. Most of science deals with the microscopic world that we cannot see and invariably have difficulty understanding, but evolution deals with the macro-world in which we live and move. That invariably makes it much easier for the lay audience to appreciate, understand and enjoy. Evolution: What Everyone Needs to Know® takes a broad approach to evolution, dealing both with the core theory itself and its impact on different aspects of the world we live in, from the iconic debates of the nineteenth century, to viruses and superbugs, to human evolution and behavior. -- provided by publisher.Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Evolution (Biology);
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6128724 -- Available  online. Click here to access.;
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Life ascending : the ten great inventions of evolution / by Lane, Nick.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-326) and index.The origin of life -- DNA -- Photosynthesis -- The complex cell -- Sex -- Movement -- Sight -- Hot blood -- Consciousness -- Death.Nick Lane expertly reconstructs the history of life by describing the ten greatest inventions of evolution (including DNA, photosynthesis, sex, and sight), based on their historical impact, role in organisms today, and relevance to current controversies.
Subjects: Molecular evolution.; Evolution (Biology);
© 2010, c2009., W.W. Norton,
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The evidence for evolution / by Rogers, Alan R.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-115) and index.Darwin's mockingbird -- Do species change? -- Does evolution make big changes? -- Can evolution explain design? -- Peaks and valleys -- Islands in the 21st century -- Has there been enough time? -- Did humans evolve? -- Are we still evolving? .States over the past 500 years have become the dominant institutions on Earth, exercising vast and varied authority over the economic well-being, health, welfare, and very lives of their citizens. This book explains how power became centralized in states at the expense of the myriad of other polities that had battled one another over previous millennia. The author traces the contested and historically contingent struggles by which subjects began to see themselves as citizens of nations and came to associate their interests and identities with states, and explains why the civil rights and benefits they achieved, and the taxes and military service they in turn rendered to their nations, varied so much. Looking forward, he examines the future in store for states: will they gain or lose strength as they are buffeted by globalization, terrorism, economic crisis and environmental disaster? This book offers an evaluation of the social science literature that addresses these issues and situates the state at the center of the world history of capitalism, nationalism and democracy.
Subjects: Evolution (Biology); Human evolution.; Creationism.;
© 2011., University of Chicago Press,
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Life : a natural history of the first four billion years of life on earth / by Fortey, Richard A.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-332) and index.
Subjects: Evolution (Biology); Life;
© 1998., Alfred A. Knopf,
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Evolution : the story of life / by Palmer, Douglas.; Natural History Museum (London, England);
Introduction. What is evolution? ; Putting life in order -- How to use this book -- The science of evolution. Darwin ; Origin and beyond ; Time and life ; The pattern of life ; What are fossils? ; The variety of fossils ; Reconstructing the past ; Evolution today -- The story of evolution : one hundred illustrated site reconstructions -- The trees of life -- Site gazetteer -- Species listing."Evolution" recreates the 3.5 billion-year story of life on Earth in stunning detail through vivid full-color illustrations and graphics, the latest scientific information, and hundreds of photographs--a beautifully detailed panorama of communities from microbes to humankind that have lived on the planet's continents and in its oceans.
Subjects: Evolution (Biology); Evolution (Biology);
© c2009., University of California Press,
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The blind watchmaker : why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design / by Dawkins, Richard,1941-;
Subjects: Evolution (Biology); Natural selection.;
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The origin of species / by Darwin, Charles,1809-1882.; Kelchner, Charles.;
States the evidence for a theory of evolution, explains how evolution takes place, and discusses instinct, hybridism, fossils, distribution, and classification, in a volume that includes explanatory notes and background information.Includes bibliographical references (p. 599-601).
Subjects: Evolution (Biology); Natural selection.;
© 2008., Pocket Books,
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