Darwin s Fossils

Darwin s Fossils

This richly illustrated book brings Darwin's fossils, many of which survive in museums and institutions around the world, together for the first time.

Author: Adrian Lister

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588346179

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Reveals how Darwin's study of fossils shaped his scientific thinking and led to his development of the theory of evolution. Darwin's Fossils is an accessible account of Darwin's pioneering work on fossils, his adventures in South America, and his relationship with the scientific establishment. While Darwin's research on Galápagos finches is celebrated, his work on fossils is less well known. Yet he was the first to collect the remains of giant extinct South American mammals; he worked out how coral reefs and atolls formed; he excavated and explained marine fossils high in the Andes; and he discovered a fossil forest that now bears his name. All of this research was fundamental in leading Darwin to develop his revolutionary theory of evolution. This richly illustrated book brings Darwin's fossils, many of which survive in museums and institutions around the world, together for the first time. Including new photography of many of the fossils--which in recent years have enjoyed a surge of scientific interest--as well as superb line drawings produced in the nineteenth century and newly commissioned artists' reconstructions of the extinct animals as they are understood today, Darwin's Fossils reveals how Darwin's discoveries played a crucial role in the development of his groundbreaking ideas.
Categories: Nature

Evolution

Evolution

Darwin's Fossils: The Collection That Shaped the Theory of Evolution. Washington DC: Smithsonian Books. Ruxton, Graeme; Allen, William; Sherratt, Tom & Speed, Michael (2004). Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, ...

Author: Robin Dunbar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190922900

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Evolution is one of the most important processes in life. It not only explains the detailed history of life on earth, but its scope also extends into many aspects of our own contemporary behavior-who we are and how we got to be here, our psychology, our cultures-and greatly impacts modern advancements in medicine and conservation biology. Perhaps its most important claim for science is its ability to provide an overarching framework that integrates the many life sciences into a single unified whole. Yet, evolution-evolutionary biology in particular-has been, and continues to be, regarded with suspicion by many. Understanding how and why evolution works, and what it can tell us, is perhaps the single most important contribution to the public perception of science. This book provides an overview of the basic theory and showcases how widely its consequences reverberate across the life sciences, the social sciences and even the humanities. In this book, Robin Dunbar uses examples drawn from plant life, animals and humans to illustrate these processes. Evolutionary science has important advantages. Most of science deals with the microscopic world that we cannot see and invariably have difficulty understanding, but evolution deals with the macro-world in which we live and move. That invariably makes it much easier for the lay audience to appreciate, understand and enjoy. Evolution: What Everyone Needs to Know® takes a broad approach to evolution, dealing both with the core theory itself and its impact on different aspects of the world we live in, from the iconic debates of the nineteenth century, to viruses and superbugs, to human evolution and behavior.
Categories: Science

Evolution What Everyone Needs to Know

Evolution  What Everyone Needs to Know

Darwin's Fossils: The Collection That Shaped the Theory of Evolution. Washington DC: Smithsonian Books. Ruxton, Graeme; Allen, William; Sherratt, Tom & Speed, Michael (2004). Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, ...

Author: Robin Dunbar

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190922894

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 955

After two centuries of intensive scientific effort, we now have the luxury of a theory that provides a general explanation for that richness, often in quite considerable detail. That theory is Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. Darwin's theory is famous for two reasons. One is that it is the second most successful theory in the history of science (after quantum theory in physics) in terms of its ability both to explain what we see in the natural world and to stimulate new ideas and research that have uncovered rich seams of novel findings. The second has been its ability, as a theory, to provide a unifying framework for a disparate array of disciplines that do not always see themselves as natural allies. That array includes not just the various life sciences (ecology, genetics, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and animal behaviour), but also "hard" sciences like chemistry, the softer sciences like medicine, sociology, anthropology and economics, and even the humanities. History, linguistics, literature - all fall under the purview of evolutionary theory"--
Categories: Science

Secrets of the Sixth Edition

Secrets of the Sixth Edition

This controversial work has become the foundation of modern textbooks for scientific studies in origins, though Darwin himself expressed deep doubts about his own speculations and suppositions.Take an insightful look at Darwin's work and ...

Author: Randall Hedtke

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780890515976

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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A look at Darwin's research and faulty basis of his theories. Extensive documentation of the weakness of his logic. Indisputable evidence that Darwin acknowledged these fatal flaws.
Categories: Religion

The Handy Science Answer Book

The Handy Science Answer Book

A Crack in Creation Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution. ... How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Darwinian Stories Told through Evolutionary Biology. ... Darwin's Fossils: The Collection that Shaped the Theory ...

Author: James Bobick

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578597024

Category: Science

Page:

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Informative, easy-to-use guide to everyday science questions, concepts and fundamentals celebrates its twenty-fifth year and over one million copies sold! Science is everywhere, and it affects everything! DNA and CRISPR. Artificial sweeteners. Sea level changes caused by melting glaciers. Gravitational waves. Bees in a colony. The human body. Microplastics. The largest active volcano. Designer dog breeds. Molecules. The length of the Grand Canyon. Viruses and retroviruses. The weight of a cloud. Forces, motion, energy, and inertia. It can often seem complex and complicated, but it need not be so difficult to understand. The thoroughly updated and completely revised fifth edition of The Handy Science Answer Book makes science and its impact on the world fun and easy to understand. Clear, concise, and straightforward, this informative primer covers hundreds of intriguing topics, from the basics of math, physics, and chemistry to the discoveries being made about the human body, stars, outer space, rivers, mountains, and our entire planet. It covers plants, animals, computers, planes, trains, and cars. This friendly resource answers more than 1,600 of the most frequently asked, most interesting, and most unusual science questions, including ... When was a symbol for the concept of zero first used? How large is a google? Why do golf balls have dimples? What is a chemical bond? What is a light-year? What was the grand finale of the Cassini mission? How many exoplanets have been discovered? Where is the deepest cave in the United States? How long is the Grand Canyon? What is the difference between weather and climate? What causes a red tide? What is cell cloning and how is it used in scientific research? How did humans evolve? Do pine trees keep their needles forever? What is the most abundant group of organisms? How do insects survive the winter in cold climates? Which animals drink seawater? Why do geese fly in formation? What is FrogWatch? Why do cats’ eyes shine in the dark? Which industries release the most toxic chemicals? What causes most wildfires in the United States? Which woman received the Nobel Prize in two different fields (two different years)? What is the difference between science and technology? For anyone wanting to know how the universe, Earth, plants, animals, and human beings work and fit into our world, this informative book also includes a helpful bibliography, and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. It will help anyone’s science questions!
Categories: Science

Darwin s Enigma

Darwin s Enigma

Author: Luther D. Sunderland

Publisher: Master Books

ISBN: 089051108X

Category: Science

Page: 177

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Categories: Science

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

CAMBRIDGE 1828-1831.

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: VM eBooks

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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CAMBRIDGE 1828-1831. "VOYAGE OF THE 'BEAGLE' FROM DECEMBER 27, 1831, TO OCTOBER 2, 1836." FROM MY RETURN TO ENGLAND (OCTOBER 2, 1836) TO MY MARRIAGE (JANUARY 29, FROM MY MARRIAGE, JANUARY 29, 1839, AND RESIDENCE IN UPPER GOWER STREET, RESIDENCE AT DOWN FROM SEPTEMBER 14, 1842, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1876. MY SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS. WRITTEN MAY 1ST, 1881.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Evolution the Grand Experiment

Evolution  the Grand Experiment

One hundred and fifty years later, Evolution: The Grand Experiment critically examines the viability of Darwin's theory"--

Author: Carl Werner

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 0892216816

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 191

"Darwin's book on evolution admitted that "intermediate links" were "perhaps the most obvious and serious objection to the theory" of evolution. Darwin recognized that the fossils collected by scientists prior to 1859 did not correspond with his theory of evolution, but he predicted that his theory would be confirmed as more and more fossils were found. One hundred and fifty years later, Evolution: The Grand Experiment critically examines the viability of Darwin's theory"--
Categories: Religion

Charles Darwin Develops the Theory of Evolution

Charles Darwin Develops the Theory of Evolution

Learn about the great scientist Charles Darwin as he developed the theory of evolution. You'll read about his life, the science behind his studies, and the impact of his work on the world today.

Author: Douglas Hustad

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781680772326

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 236

Learn about the great scientist Charles Darwin as he developed the theory of evolution. You'll read about his life, the science behind his studies, and the impact of his work on the world today.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Darwin s Pictures

Darwin s Pictures

In this first-ever examination of Charles Darwin's sketches, drawings, and illustrations, Julia Voss presents the history of evolutionary theory told in pictures.

Author: Julia Voss

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300141740

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 586

In this first-ever examination of Charles Darwin's sketches, drawings, and illustrations, Julia Voss presents the history of evolutionary theory told in pictures. Darwin had a life-long interest in pictorial representations of nature, sketching out his evolutionary theory and related ideas for over forty years. Voss details the pictorial history of Darwin's theory of evolution, starting with his notebook sketches of 1837 and ending with the illustrations in The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals (1872). These images were profoundly significant for Darwin's long-term argument for evolutionary theory; each characterizes a different aspect of his relationship with the visual information and constitutes what can be called an “icon' of evolution. Voss shows how Darwin “thought with his eyes' and how his pictorial representations and the development and popularization of the theory of evolution were vitally interconnected. Voss explores four of Darwin's images in depth, and weaves about them a story on the development and presentation of Darwin's theory, in which she also addresses the history of Victorian illustration, the role of images in science, the technologies of production, and the relationship between specimen, words, and images.
Categories: Science