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Title The Cambridge encyclopedia of Darwin and evolutionary thought [electronic resource] / edited by Michael Ruse.
Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Cover; The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Essay 1 Origins and the Greeks; The Early Cosmologists; The Socratic Paradigm; The Biology of Cosmology; The Master of Those Who Know; The Philosopher's Legacy; Essay 2 Evolution before Darwin; Essay 3 Charles Darwin's Geology:; Origins and Influences; Childhood; Edinburgh; Cambridge; The Beagle Experiences; Volcanoes and Their Effects; Galapagos: A Volcanic Province; South American Fossils; Coral Islands; After the Beagle Voyage
Earthworms and LandscapesThe Parallel Roads of Glen Roy; Barnacles; Summary; Continental Earth; Oceanic Earth; Mechanisms for generating petrological diversity; The history of life; Acknowledgements; Essay 4 Looking Back with "Great Satisfaction" on Charles Darwin's Vertebrate Paleontology; The Galloping Naturalista; The Importance of Being English; Museum Matters; Conclusion; Essay 5 The Origins of the Origin:; A Theorist Comes of Age; Trees of Lives and Deaths; After the Tree, before Natural Selection; Nature's Selection; Essay 6 Darwin and Taxonomy; The Natural System
Branching Transmutation with Extinction, 1837Characters, Essential and Analogical; Ranking and Divergence; Argument in the Origin; Essay 7 Darwin and the Barnacles; The Quest to Identify "Mr Arthrobalanus"; Darwin's Successes and "Blunders"; Essay 8 The Analogy between Artificial and Natural Selection; Domestic Breeding; Darwin on Domestic Breeding; Fancy Pigeons; Darwin's "Enduring Analogy"; Acknowledgment; Essay 9 The Origin of Species; Artificial Selection (Chapter 1); Natural Selection (Chapters 2-5); Difficulties (Chapter 6); Instinct and Hybridism (Chapters 7, 8)
The Consilience (Chapters 9-13)Conclusion (Chapter 14); Essay 10 Sexual Selection; The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex; Wallace; After Darwin; Sexual Selection and the Return of Design; Essay 11 Darwin and Species; What Did Darwin Mean by Species?; The Myth of "Darwin's Failure"; Physiological Species versus Morphological Species; Post-Mendelian Ideas of Physiological Species; Species Concepts Today; The Validity of a Darwinian Notion of Species in 2013; Essay 12 Darwin and Heredity; The Problem with Heredity; The Strength of Heredity; Blending Heredity; Heredity in Fractions
Sexual and Asexual GenerationDarwin's Sources; Reversions and Acquired Characters; Agencies That Affect Inheritance; The Provisional Hypothesis of Pangenesis; Francis Galton's Critique; Conclusion; Essay 13 Darwin and Time; The Age of the Earth; The Ice Ages; Scaling of the Tree of Life; Conclusion; Essay 14 Darwin's Evolutionary Botany; An Order Submitted to General Laws; A More Simple and Intelligible View; Conclusion; Essay 15 Mimicry and Camouflage; Essay 16 Chance and Design; "Designed Laws" and the "Details Left to Chance"; "God Does Not Play Dice" Or?; Conclusion
Note Essay 17 Darwin and Teleology
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Mar. 14, 2013).
Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Encyclopedias.
Evolution (Biology) -- Encyclopedias.
Added Author Ruse, Michael.
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Related To Print version: Ruse, Michael The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2013 9780521195317
ISBN 9781107308268 (electronic bk.)
1107308267 (electronic bk.)
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