The Resource Darwin's spectre : evolutionary biology in the modern world, Michael R. Rose

Darwin's spectre : evolutionary biology in the modern world, Michael R. Rose

Label
Darwin's spectre : evolutionary biology in the modern world
Title
Darwin's spectre
Title remainder
evolutionary biology in the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Michael R. Rose
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Darwin's Spectre, Michael Rose provides the general reader with an introduction to the theory of evolution: its beginning with Darwin, its key concepts, and how it may affect us in the future. First comes a brief biographical sketch of Darwin. Next, Rose gives a primer on the three most important concepts in evolutionary theory - variation, selection, and adaptation. With a firm grasp of these concepts, the reader is ready to look at modern applications of evolutionary theory." "Darwin's Spectre explains how evolutionary biology has been used to support both valuable applied research, particularly in agriculture, and truly frightening objectives, such as Nazi eugenics. Darwin's legacy has been a comfort and a scourge. But it has never been irrelevant."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rose, Michael R.
Index
index present
LC call number
QH371
LC item number
.R683 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural selection
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural selection
  • Évolution (biologie)
  • Sélection naturelle
Label
Darwin's spectre : evolutionary biology in the modern world, Michael R. Rose
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin: The reluctant revolutionary -- Heredity: The problem variation -- Selection: Nature red in tooth and claw -- Evolution: The tree of life -- Agriculture: Malthus postponed -- Medicine: Dying of ignorance -- Eugenics: Promethean Darwinism -- Origins: From baboons to archbishops -- Psyche: Darwinism meets film noir -- Society: Ideology as biology -- Religion: The spectre haunting
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 233 pages
Isbn
9780691012179
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
98011494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38438615
  • (OCoLC)ocm38438615
Label
Darwin's spectre : evolutionary biology in the modern world, Michael R. Rose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darwin: The reluctant revolutionary -- Heredity: The problem variation -- Selection: Nature red in tooth and claw -- Evolution: The tree of life -- Agriculture: Malthus postponed -- Medicine: Dying of ignorance -- Eugenics: Promethean Darwinism -- Origins: From baboons to archbishops -- Psyche: Darwinism meets film noir -- Society: Ideology as biology -- Religion: The spectre haunting
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 233 pages
Isbn
9780691012179
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
98011494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38438615
  • (OCoLC)ocm38438615

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