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Darwin's Ghost (00 Edition)by Steve Jones
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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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -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.
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