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Author Coyne, Jerry A., 1949-

Title Why evolution is true / Jerry A. Coyne
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009

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Description xx, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
regular print
Series Medical Humanities collection PAH
Contents 1. What Is Evolution? -- 2. Written in the Rocks -- 3. Remnants: Vestiges, Embryos, and Bad Design -- 4. The Geography of Life -- 5. The Engine of Evolution -- 6. How Sex Drives Evolution -- 7. The Origin of Species -- 8. What About Us? -- 9. Evolution Redux
Summary "No one would think of writing a book today on the evidence for atoms, or for the Earth going round the Sun. So why, when evolution is being reconfirmed every day, and forms the backbone of modern biology, do we need a book entitled Why Evolution Is True?" "Because evolution is different. No other area of science has been the subject of such angst, such misunderstanding, or such deliberate misinformation. Evolution brings us face to face with who we are, and how intimately we are connected to every animal, plant, and bacterium, and to the millions of generations of living things that have gone before. Yet too often, the mention of evolution produces anxiety and confusion." "Jerry Coyne outlines what evolution is and the claims it makes, and draws together the astonishing range of modern evidence supporting it. This book shows why evolution is nor only a theory but a fact, a fact that we should embrace without fear."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-294) and index
Subject Evolution (Biology)
Evolution (Biology) -- Popular works.
LC no. 2008042122
ISBN 0199230846 (hbk.)
0199230854 (paperback)
9780199230846 (acidfree paper)
9780199230853 (paperback)