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Of Moths and Men: An Evolutionary Tale: The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth

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In the 1950s, a British physician and amateur lepidopterist named H. B. D. Kettlewell went into the English woods to catch "evolution in action" among the now-famous Peppered Moths. His work became "Darwin's missing evidence," an evolutionary experiment as influential as any in the last century. Compellingly told, reveals Kettlewell to be a deluded scientist, a man tyrannized by his mentor, the powerful E. B. Ford, an imperious, eccentric Oxford don, a Darwinian zealot determined to crush all enemies in his path. In a revelatory, controversial work that will be debated for years to come, Judith Hooper uncovers the intellectual rivalries, petty jealousies, and faulty science behind one of the most famous experiments--and myths--in the history of evolutionary biology. Finalist for the Book Prize.

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"An engrossing narrative" () that does for evolutionary biology what did for DNA.

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Mutant moths and feuding scientists--this is the real story behind the most famous experiment in 20th-century evolutionary biology. A story of hubris and heartbreak, "Of Moths and Men" reveals as much about the internecine battles of science as it does about the mysteries of evolution.

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Judith Hooper has written for The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Book Review, and many other publications; she is the author of The Three-Pound Universe. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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ISBN:
9780393325256
Author:
Hooper, Judith
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
History
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
History of Science-General
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Series Volume:
An Evolutionary Tale
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of illustrations
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.3 x 6.1 x 1.1 in 1.105 lb

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