What Evolution Is

What Evolution Is

At once a spirited defense of Darwinian explanations of biology and an elegant primer on evolution for the general reader, What Evolution Is poses the questions at the heart of evolutionary theory and considers how our improved understanding of evolu...

Title:What Evolution Is
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780465044269
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  • Maria

    "WHAT EVOLUTION IS", a classic book on this topic, opens with an interesting foreword by Jared Diamond (author of Guns, Germs and Steel and The third Chimpanzee among other books), approaching the imp...

  • Riku Sayuj

    I am guessing most of the science text-books borrowed from this masterpiece to convey these ideas effectively. But that also means that when someone goes back and reads the original it sounds too text...

  • Marian-Cristian Rotariu

    The evolution description in this book is comprehensive, with various perspectives from philosophical point of view to biological or religious, but sometimes I had the impression of fast-forward or la...

  • Charles Eliot

    I've been reading Stephen Jay Gould's final book, "The Structure of Evolutionary Theory". For all the book's impressive bulk, the central argument is straightforward.The modern interpretation of Darwi...

  • Dennis Littrell

    A splendid first course in evolution(But not for dummies.)Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this book is that the author was born in 1905. What legendary biologist Ernst Mayr might next want to ...

  • Franziska Self fisken

    This is a wonderfully easy-to-read book that explains evolution in good accessible English and contrasts the theory of evolution with other theories and philosophies such as creationism. My daughter h...

  • Bill Leach

    While the general idea of evolution is well understood, the theory has advanced since Darwin's time. Mayr provides an excellent update in this book. Even then, it is surprising how knowledge has incre...

  • Ethelinda Webb

    I greatly enjoyed this book, and learned many new things, about biology in general and the process of evolution in particular. It was a bit more technical than I was expecting in terms of scientific v...

  • Mckinley

    What is interesting about this science book is that while it provides a good explanation of evolution as a scientific theory, there is also a good defending against Creationism and intelligent design....

  • Alroar

    The book was actually fabulous....