Synopses & Reviews
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.