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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought

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Jeremy Kirby, Michael Ruse, David Norman, Paul Brinkman, Jon Hodge, Mary P. Winsor, Marsha Richmond, Bert Theunissen, Richard Richards, James Mallet, Robert Olby, Keith Bennett, Rich Bellon, William Kimler, John Beatty, Jim Lennox, Theirry Hoquet, John van Wyhe, Greg Radick, Stephen G. Alter, Eric Charmetant, Naomi Beck, Brian Hollis, Dan Deen, Chris Zarpentine, Mark Pallen, Allison Pearn, Peter Bowler, Mark Largent, Bob Richards, Jean Gayon, Haiyan Yang, Thomas F. Glick, Dawn Digrius, Joe Cain, David Rudge, Betty Smocovitis, Iris Fry, Steve Orzack, Joe Travis, Joel Velasco, Mark Borrello, David Sepkoski, David Livingstone, Fritz Davis, Manfred Laubichler, Jane Maienschein, Jack Justus, David Steffes, Francisco Ayala, David Depew, Bruce Weber, Jesse Richmond, Barbara J. King, Ken Reisman, Gowan Dawson, Georgina Montgomery, Tim Lewens, Richard Joyce, Diarmid Finnegan, Ron Numbers, John Haught, Mark Swetlitz, Martin Riexinger, Tatjana Buklijas, Peter Gluckman
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  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521195317

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  • This volume is a comprehensive reference work on the life, labors, and influence of the great evolutionist Charles Darwin. With more than sixty essays written by an international group representing the leading scholars in the field, this is the definitive work on Darwin. It covers the background to Darwin's discovery of the theory of evolution through natural selection, the work he produced and his contemporaries' reactions to it, and evaluates his influence on science in the 150 years since the publication of Origin of Species. It also explores the implications of Darwin's discoveries in religion, politics, gender, literature, culture, philosophy, and medicine, critically evaluating Darwin's legacy. Fully illustrated and clearly written, it is suitable for scholars and students as well as the general reader. The wealth of information it provides about the history of evolutionary thought makes it a crucial resource for understanding the controversies that surround evolution today.

    • The most historically and geographically comprehensive reference work on Darwin currently available, spanning a timeframe from Darwin's life up to the present and exploring the importance of his work worldwide
    • Draws on the latest research, as presented by experts in the field in order to provide a balanced account of Darwin, an often controversial figure
    • Clearly and accessibly written and includes hundreds of images, including color plates
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    Prizes

    • Winner of the 2013 PROSE Award for Single-Volume Reference in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Reviews & endorsements

    "This monumental work - intended to be a definitive reference on the topic - includes 60 essays by leading scholars examining Darwin's life, labours, ideas (and contemporaries reactions to them), plus his influence on virtually all our cultural and scientific underpinnings."
    Sarah Murdoch, Toronto Star

    "… this volume contains a wealth of information about both Darwin and evolutionary thought. Editor Ruse is known in the field of science writing for his work on Darwinism, evolution, and religion … The volume features many full-color plates of images, such as political cartoons, botanical drawings, and Darwin's original sketches/notes. Not many similar books are available … This new encyclopedia mostly will appeal to historians of science and those with a particular interest in the life story and impact of Darwin, though it could also serve as a primer on the basics of natural selection for undergraduates … Recommended …"
    K. M. Sheffield, Choice

    "I read only a sample of essays, especially those on topics more unfamiliar to me, and found myself educated at almost every turn … [an] outstanding source book, which should be in every university library and on many an instructor’s or scholar’s bookshelf."
    Douglas J. Futuyma, The Quarterly Review of Biology

    "… important and ponderous …"
    Bionieuws

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521195317
    • length: 583 pages
    • dimensions: 286 x 222 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.98kg
    • contains: 337 b/w illus. 52 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Ancient Greece Jeremy Kirby
    2. Evolution before Darwin Michael Ruse
    3. Darwin, geology David Norman
    4. Paleontology, evidence Paul Brinkman
    5. Darwin, the route to discovery Jon Hodge
    6. Darwin and taxonomy Mary P. Winsor
    7. Darwin and the barnacles Marsha Richmond
    8. Artificial selection and natural selection Bert Theunissen
    9. The Origin of Species Michael Ruse
    10. Sexual selection Richard Richards
    11. Darwin and species James Mallet
    12. Darwin and heredity Robert Olby
    13. Time Keith Bennett
    14. Darwin and flowers Rich Bellon
    15. Early mimicry and adaptation William Kimler and Michael Ruse
    16. Chance John Beatty
    17. Teleology Jim Lennox
    18. Six editions of origin Thierry Hoquet
    19. Alf Wallace John van Wyhe
    20. Darwin and humans Greg Radick
    21. Language Stephen G. Alter
    22. Darwin and morality Eric Charmetant
    23. Social Darwinism Naomi Beck
    24. Darwin and the levels of selection Brian Hollis, Dan Deen and Chris Zarpentine
    25. Darwin and religion Mark Pallen and Alison Pearn
    26. Post-Darwin: United Kingdom Peter Bowler
    27. Post-Darwin: America Mark Largent
    28. Post-Darwin: Germany Bob Richards
    29. Post-Darwin: France to 1900 Jean Gayon
    30. Post-Darwin: China Haiyan Yang
    31. Post-Darwin: South America Thomas F. Glick
    32. Botany, early history Dawn Digrius
    33. Population genetics Michael Ruse
    34. Synthetic theory Joe Cain
    35. Ecological genetics David Rudge
    36. Post-Darwin: France post 1900 Jean Gayon
    37. Botany, later history Betty Smocovitis
    38. Origin of life Iris Fry
    39. Testing Steve Orzack
    40. Mimicry and camouflage Joe Travis
    41. Tree of life Joel Velasco
    42. Sociobiology Mark Borrello
    43. Paleontology, interpretations David Sepkoski
    44. Darwin and geography David Livingstone
    45. Darwin and the finches Fritz Davis
    46. Evo devo Manfred Laubichler and Jane Maienschein
    47. Evolutionary ecology Jack Justus
    48. Environment David Steffes
    49. Darwin and molecular biology Francisco Ayala
    50. Darwinian expansions David Depew and Bruce Weber
    51. Paleoanthropology Jesse Richmond
    52. Language today Barbara J. King
    53. Cultural evolution Ken Reisman
    54. Literature Gowan Dawson
    55. Gender Georgina Montgomery
    56. Philosophy-epistemology Tim Lewens
    57. Philosophy-ethics Richard Joyce
    58. Religion, Protestantism Diarmid Finnegan
    59. Creationism history Ron Numbers
    60. Religion, Catholicism John Haught
    61. Religion, Jewish Marc Swetlitz
    62. Religion, Islam Martin Riexinger
    63. Medicine Tatjana Buklijas and Peter Gluckman.

  • Editor

    Michael Ruse, Florida State University
    Michael Ruse is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science at Florida State University. He is the author of twenty books and the founding editor of Biology and Philosophy.

    Contributors

    Jeremy Kirby, Michael Ruse, David Norman, Paul Brinkman, Jon Hodge, Mary P. Winsor, Marsha Richmond, Bert Theunissen, Richard Richards, James Mallet, Robert Olby, Keith Bennett, Rich Bellon, William Kimler, John Beatty, Jim Lennox, Theirry Hoquet, John van Wyhe, Greg Radick, Stephen G. Alter, Eric Charmetant, Naomi Beck, Brian Hollis, Dan Deen, Chris Zarpentine, Mark Pallen, Allison Pearn, Peter Bowler, Mark Largent, Bob Richards, Jean Gayon, Haiyan Yang, Thomas F. Glick, Dawn Digrius, Joe Cain, David Rudge, Betty Smocovitis, Iris Fry, Steve Orzack, Joe Travis, Joel Velasco, Mark Borrello, David Sepkoski, David Livingstone, Fritz Davis, Manfred Laubichler, Jane Maienschein, Jack Justus, David Steffes, Francisco Ayala, David Depew, Bruce Weber, Jesse Richmond, Barbara J. King, Ken Reisman, Gowan Dawson, Georgina Montgomery, Tim Lewens, Richard Joyce, Diarmid Finnegan, Ron Numbers, John Haught, Mark Swetlitz, Martin Riexinger, Tatjana Buklijas, Peter Gluckman

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