The Annotated Origin

Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674032811
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents Darwin's masterwork on evolution with extensive annotations by an experienced field biologist.


Author: Peter J. Bowler
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520063860
Format: PDF
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This edition of Evolution: The History of an Idea is augmented by the most recent contributions to the history and study of evolutionary theory. It includes an updated bibliography that offers an unparalleled guide to further reading. As in the original edition, Bowler's evenhanded approach not only clarifies the history of his controversial subject but also adds significantly to our understanding of contemporary debates over it. The idea of evolution continued to evolve. - Back cover.

Pursuing Power and Light

Author: Bruce J. Hunt
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801898315
Format: PDF
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Hunt translates his often-demanding material into engaging and accessible language suitable for undergraduate students of the history of science and technology.

Evolution Chance and God

Author: Brendan Sweetman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628929863
Format: PDF, Docs
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Evolution, Chance, and God looks at the relationship between religion and evolution from a philosophical perspective. This relationship is fascinating, complex and often very controversial, involving myriad issues that are difficult to keep separate from each other. Evolution, Chance, and God introduces the reader to the main themes of this debate and to the theory of evolution, while arguing for a particular viewpoint, namely that evolution and religion are compatible, and that, contrary to the views of some influential thinkers, there is no chance operating in the theory of evolution, a conclusion that has great significance for teleology. One of the main aims of this book is not simply to critique one influential contemporary view that evolution and religion are incompatible, but to explore specific ways of how we might understand their compatibility, as well as the implications of evolution for religious belief. This involves an exploration of how and why God might have created by means of evolution, and what the consequences in particular are for the status of human beings in creation, and for issues such as free will, the objectivity of morality, and the problem of evil. By probing how the theory of evolution and religion could be reconciled, Sweetman says that we can address more deeply key foundational questions concerning chance, design, suffering and morality, and God's way of acting in and through creation.

The Origin Then and Now

Author: David N. Reznick
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691152578
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The "Origin" Then and Now is a unique guide to Darwin's masterwork, making it accessible to a much wider audience by deconstructing and reorganizing the Origin in a way that allows for a clear explanation of its key concepts. The "Origin" Then and Now is an indispensable primer for anyone seeking to understand Darwin's Origin of Species and the ways it has shaped the modern study of evolution.

Tracks Along the Left Coast

Author: Andrew Schelling
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 161902988X
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"Tracks Along the Left Coast more than accomplishes its self-appointed task of celebrating de Angulo’s legacy." —Rain Taxi "Schelling’s biography of Jaime de Angulo—'cattle puncher, medical doctor, bohemian, buckeroo,' among other things—presents a fascinating, full-bodied portrait of a man and an era, as well as delving deep into California’s Native history. De Angulo’s isn't a household name, but in Schelling's work the man called by Ezra Pound the 'American Ovid' comes blazing to life in all his singular brilliance." —Stephen Sparks, Literary Hub California, with its scores of native languages, contains a wealth of old-time stories—a bedrock of the literature of North America. Jaime de Angulo's linguistic and ethnographic work, his writings, as well as the legends that cloak the Old Coyote himself, vividly reflect the particulars of the Pacific Coast. In each retelling, through each storyteller, stories are continually revivified, and that is precisely what Andrew Schelling has done in Tracks Along the Left Coast, weaving together the story of de Angulo's life with the story of the land and the people, languages, and cultures with whom it is so closely tied.