The Annotated Origin

A Facsimile of the First Edition of On the Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin,James T. Costa

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674032811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 537

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Presents Darwin's masterwork on evolution with extensive annotations by an experienced field biologist.

On the Organic Law of Change

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674726022

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 588

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Marking the centennial of Alfred Russel Wallace's death, James Costa presents an elegant edition of the "Species Notebook" of 1855-1859, which Wallace kept during his Malay Archipelago expedition. Presented in facsimile with text transcription and annotations, this never-before-published document provides a window into the travels, trials, and genius of the co-discoverer of natural selection. In one section, headed "Note for Organic Law of Change"--a critique of geologist Charles Lyell's anti-evolutionary arguments--Wallace sketches a book he would never write, owing to the unexpected events of 1858. In that year he sent a manuscript announcing his discovery of natural selection to Charles Darwin. Lyell and the botanist Joseph Hooker proposed a joint reading at the Linnean Society of his scientific paper with Darwin's earlier private writings on the subject. Darwin would go on to publish On the Origin of Species in 1859, to much acclaim; pre-empted, Wallace's first book on evolution waited two decades, but by then he had abandoned his original concept. On the Organic Law of Change realizes in spirit Wallace's unfinished project, and asserts his stature as not only a founder of biogeography and the preeminent tropical biologist of his day but as Darwin's equal.


The History of an Idea

Author: Peter J. Bowler

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520063860

Category: Evolution

Page: 432

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This edition of Evolution: The History of an Idea is augmented by the most recent contributions to the history and study of evolutionary theory. It includes an updated bibliography that offers an unparalleled guide to further reading. As in the original edition, Bowler's evenhanded approach not only clarifies the history of his controversial subject but also adds significantly to our understanding of contemporary debates over it. The idea of evolution continued to evolve. - Back cover.

Wallace, Darwin, and the Origin of Species

Author: James T. Costa

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674729692

Category: Science

Page: 331

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Darwin is credited with discovering evolution through natural selection, but Alfred Russel Wallace saw the same process at work in nature and elaborated the same theory. Dispelling misperceptions of Wallace as a secondary figure, James Costa reveals the two naturalists as equals in advancing one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time.

Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love

Author: Elizabeth A. Johnson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472903757

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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For millennia plant and animal species have received little sustained attention as subjects of Christian theology and ethics in their own right. Focused on the human dilemma of sin and redemptive grace, theology has considered the doctrine of creation to be mainly an overture to the main drama of human being`s relationship to God. What value does the natural world have within the framework of religious belief? The crisis of biodiversity in our day, when species are going extinct at more than 1,000 times the natural rate, renders this question acutely important.Standard perspectives need to be realigned; theology needs to look out of the window, so to speak as well as in the mirror. Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love leads to the conclusion that love of the natural world is an intrinsic element of faith in God and that far from being an add-on, ecological care is at the centre of moral life.

Pursuing Power and Light

Technology and Physics from James Watt to Albert Einstein

Author: Bruce J. Hunt

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801898315

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 601

Hunt translates his often-demanding material into engaging and accessible language suitable for undergraduate students of the history of science and technology.

The "Origin" Then and Now

An Interpretive Guide to the "Origin of Species"

Author: David N. Reznick,Michael Ruse

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691152578

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 4925

The "Origin" Then and Now is a unique guide to Darwin's masterwork, making it accessible to a much wider audience by deconstructing and reorganizing the Origin in a way that allows for a clear explanation of its key concepts. The "Origin" Then and Now is an indispensable primer for anyone seeking to understand Darwin's Origin of Species and the ways it has shaped the modern study of evolution.

The Half-Life of Facts

Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date

Author: Samuel Arbesman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 159184651X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 246

View: 4261

A scientometrics expert analyzes the changing nature of factual information to explain how knowledge in most fields evolves in systematic and predictable ways that, if properly understood, can be powerful tools for training and professional improvement.

Evolution, Chance, and God

Understanding the Relationship between Evolution and Religion

Author: Brendan Sweetman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628929863

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 512

Evolution, Chance, and God looks at the relationship between religion and evolution from a philosophical perspective. This relationship is fascinating, complex and often very controversial, involving myriad issues that are difficult to keep separate from each other. Evolution, Chance, and God introduces the reader to the main themes of this debate and to the theory of evolution, while arguing for a particular viewpoint, namely that evolution and religion are compatible, and that, contrary to the views of some influential thinkers, there is no chance operating in the theory of evolution, a conclusion that has great significance for teleology. One of the main aims of this book is not simply to critique one influential contemporary view that evolution and religion are incompatible, but to explore specific ways of how we might understand their compatibility, as well as the implications of evolution for religious belief. This involves an exploration of how and why God might have created by means of evolution, and what the consequences in particular are for the status of human beings in creation, and for issues such as free will, the objectivity of morality, and the problem of evil. By probing how the theory of evolution and religion could be reconciled, Sweetman says that we can address more deeply key foundational questions concerning chance, design, suffering and morality, and God's way of acting in and through creation.

The Formation of Vegetable Mould

Through the Action of Worms, with Observations on Their Habits

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Denudacion (Geologia)

Page: 326

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On the Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460401530

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 4707

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever published. This unabridged edition also includes a rich selection of primary source material: substantial selections from Darwin's other works (Autobiography, notebooks, letters, Voyage of the Beagle, and The Descent of Man) and selections from Darwin's sources and contemporaries (excerpts from Genesis, Paley, Lamarck, Spencer, Lyell, Malthus, Huxley, and Wallace).

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

View: 6165

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Religion in Human Evolution

Author: Robert N. Bellah

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674063090

Category: Religion

Page: 784

View: 3889

This ambitious book probes our biological past to discover the kinds of lives that human beings have imagined were worth living. Bellah’s theory goes deep into cultural and genetic evolution to identify a range of capacities (communal dancing, storytelling, theorizing) whose emergence made religious development possible in the first millennium BCE.

The Athenaeum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Bookman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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The Story of Life

Author: Richard Southwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198607861

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 1492

Provides a look at life in all its diverse forms, from the earliest single-celled bacteria, through the evolution and extinction of thousands of species, to the variety of life existing today.

Religio medici

Author: Sir Thomas Browne

Publisher: N.A



Page: 440

View: 7146