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Synopsis:

Darwin's masterpiece, the most important book of the millennium, is rewritten by a renowned geneticist using fascinating contemporary examples and incorporating the vast amount of scientific knowledge discovered since its publication.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-359) and index.

About the Author

Steve Jones is the Professor of Genetics at University College London. He regularly appears on British TV and radio, and wrote and presented a hugely successful BBC TV series called In the Blood. His previous books include The Language of Genes, winner of the prestigious Rhône-Poulenc Science Book Prize. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Variation under domestication — Variation under nature — Struggle for existence — Natural selection — Laws of variation — Difficulties on theory — Instinct — Hybridism — On the imperfection of the geological record — On the geological succession of organic beings — Geographical distribution — Geographical distribution (continued) — Mutual affinities of organic beings: morphology, embryology, rudimentary organs — Interlude: almost like a whale? — Recapitulation and conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375501036
Subtitle:
(The origin of species updated )
Author:
Jones, Steve
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Natural selection
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
Series Volume:
1744
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxix, 377 p.
Dimensions:
9.49x6.41x1.32 in. 1.54 lbs.

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