Evolution: Genesis and Revelations
With Readings from Empedocles to Wilson
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In this comprehensive history of evolutionism, C. Leon Harris has combined primary source readings with clear, pertinent background information, to provide a solid basic understanding of the ways scientists have arrived at today's views of evolution.
Harris describes the major contributors to the theory of evolutionism, placing each in the context of the general cultural influences to which he was exposed. Each chapter also contains an explanation of the philosophical basis of the scientific approach of the period in question.
A lengthy bibliography provides direction for further reading on this important and timely subject.
C. Leon Harris is Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the State University of New York College, Plattsburgh.
"In teaching, I have often wished that someone would bring together many of the primary source readings which Harris has compiled. Equally valuable is his fresh and exuberant approach, in which familiar questions take on new dimensions. I find this book exciting and likely to stimulate classroom discussion. " — Professor Jane Maienschein, Dickenson College