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Darwin's spectre : evolutionary biology in the modern world / Michael R. Rose.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: QH371 .R683 1998

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    "In Darwin's Spectre, Michael Rose provides the general reader with an introduction to the theory of evolution: its beginning with Darwin, its key concepts, and how it may affect us in the future. First comes a brief biographical sketch of Darwin. Next, Rose gives a primer on the three most important concepts in evolutionary theory - variation, selection, and adaptation. With a firm grasp of these concepts, the reader is ready to look at modern applications of evolutionary theory." "Darwin's Spectre explains how evolutionary biology has been used to support both valuable applied research, particularly in agriculture, and truly frightening objectives, such as Nazi eugenics. Darwin's legacy has been a comfort and a scourge. But it has never been irrelevant."--Jacket.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Rose, Michael R. (Michael Robertson), 1955-
    Published
    Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1998
    Contents
    Darwin: The reluctant revolutionary
    Heredity: The problem variation
    Selection: Nature red in tooth and claw
    Evolution: The tree of life
    Agriculture: Malthus postponed
    Medicine: Dying of ignorance
    Eugenics: Promethean Darwinism
    Origins: From baboons to archbishops
    Psyche: Darwinism meets film noir
    Society: Ideology as biology
    Religion: The spectre haunting.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-227) and index.
    Darwin: The reluctant revolutionary -- Heredity: The problem variation -- Selection: Nature red in tooth and claw -- Evolution: The tree of life -- Agriculture: Malthus postponed -- Medicine: Dying of ignorance -- Eugenics: Promethean Darwinism -- Origins: From baboons to archbishops -- Psyche: Darwinism meets film noir -- Society: Ideology as biology -- Religion: The spectre haunting.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    0691012172
    9780691012179 (cloth : acid-free paper)
    0691050082
    9780691050089
    Physical Description
    x, 233 p. ; 24 cm.

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