Why Evolution is True: Oxford Landmark Science

Autor Jerry A. Coyne
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 14 ian 2010

For all the discussion in the media about creationism and 'Intelligent Design', virtually nothing has been said about the evidence in question - the evidence for evolution by natural selection. Yet, as this succinct and important book shows, that evidence is vast, varied, and magnificent, and drawn from many disparate fields of science. The very latest research is uncovering a stream of evidence revealing evolution in action - from the actual observation of a species splitting into two, to new fossil discoveries, to the deciphering of the evidence stored in our genome. Why Evolution is True weaves together the many threads of modern work in genetics, palaeontology, geology,molecular biology, anatomy, and development to demonstrate the 'indelible stamp' of the processes first proposed by Darwin. It is a crisp, lucid, and accessible statement that will leave no one with an open mind in any doubt about the truth of evolution.

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ISBN-13: 9780199230853
ISBN-10: 0199230854
Pagini: 336
Ilustrații: 27 b&w illustrations
Dimensiuni: 129 x 196 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.25 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Seria Oxford Landmark Science

Locul publicării:Oxford, United Kingdom


I once wrote that anybody who didn't believe in evolution must be stupid, insane or ignorant, and I was then careful to add that ignorance is no crime. I should now update my statement: aybody who doesn't believe in evolution is stupid, insane, or hasn't read Jerry Coyne.
Review from previous edition One of the very best and most important book on evolution for broad audiences in at least 50 years.
A scholarly, yet delightfully readable account.
We must present the evidence, and Jerry Coyne's book does an excellent job of it.
Evolution is true...Coyne displays it for us in a way that no objective reader could fail to find compelling.
'Why Evolution is True'is outstandingly good.
Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light.
His coverage is enviably comprehensive, yet he simultaneously manages to keep the book compact and readable.
Coyne's book is just what we needed in this bicentennial year to anchor Darwin where he belongs.
A clear, engaging, accessible explanation of the evidence for evolution.
Excellent volume.
Lucid, thorough and eminently readable, this book is a delight from start to finish.
Coyne gives a clear and engaging overview of what evolution is, and how it works.
Coyne is as graceful a stylist and as clear a scientific explainer as Darwin himself (no mean feat). It's one of the best single-volume introductions to evolutionary theory ever.
A masterfully concise reinstating of [Darwin's] big idea.
There are many superb books on evolution, but this one is superb in a new way -- it explains the latest evidence for evolution lucidly, thoroughly, and with devastating effectiveness.
For anyone who wishes a clear, well-written explanation of evolution by one of the foremost scientists working on the subject, 'Why Evolution is True' should be your choice.
An engaging and accessible account of one of the most important ideas ever conceived by mankind. The book is a stunning achievement, written by one of the world's leading evolutionary biologists. Coyne has produced a classic.

Notă biografică

Jerry A. Coyne is Professor of Ecology & Evolution at the University of Chicago, where he specializes in evolutionary genetics. One of the world's leading evolutionary biologists, his textbook Speciation (2004, co-written with Allen Orr ) has become the standard reference work on speciation. An influential commentator in the evolution-creationism debate through book reviews, popular and technical articles, and public lectures, Coyne is frequently asked to comment issues of creationism by journalists and broadcasters and has appeared on radio and television shows debating creationists. In 2007 he was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.