Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Its ignorant opponents like to say that the process of evolution by natural selection is ''only a theory''. (That''s how they prove their ignorance.) Jerry Coyne shows with elegance and rigor that it is a hypothesis that meets and withstands all tests, and strengthens itself as a theory thereby. One could almost say that it had the distinct merit of being true. - Christopher Hitchens , author of God is not Great "For anyone who wishes a clear, well-written explanation of evolution by one of the foremost scientists working on the subject, Why Evolution is True should be your choice." - Edward O. Wilson , author of Consilience , On Human Nature , and Sociobiology "Evolution is the foundation of modern biology, and in Why Evolution Is True , Jerry Coyne masterfully explains why. From the vast trove of evidence of evolution scientists have gathered, Coyne has carefully selected some of the most striking examples and explained them with equal parts grace and authority." -Carl Zimmer, author of Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life "Jerry Coyne has long been one of the world''s most skillful defenders of evolutionary science in the face of religious obscurantism. In Why Evolution is True , he has produced an indispensable book: the single, accessible volume that makes the case for evolution. But Coyne has delivered much more than the latest volley in our "culture war"; he has given us an utterly fascinating, lucid, and beautifully written account of our place in the natural world. If you want to better understand your kinship with the rest of life, this book is the place to start." - Sam Harris , author of The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation and founder of the Reason Project "I once wrote that anybody who didn''t believe in evolution must be stupid, insane or ignorant, and I was then careful to add that ignorance is no crime. I should now update my statement. Anybody who doesn''t believe in evolution is stupid, insane, or hasn''t read Jerry Coyne. I defy any reasonable person to read this marvellous book and still take seriously the ''breathtaking inanity'' that is intelligent design ''theory'' or its country cousin, young earth creationism." -Richard Dawkins " Why Evolution is True is the book I was hoping would be written someday: an engaging and accessible account of one of the most important ideas ever conceived by mankind. The book is a stunning achievement, written by one of the world''s leading evolutionary biologists. Coyne has produced a classic -- whether you are an expert or novice in science, a friend or foe of evolutionary biology, reading Why Evolution is True is bound to be an enlightening experience. - Neil Shubin "Scientists don''t use the word ''true'' lightly, but in this lively and engrossing book, Jerry Coyne shows why biologists are happy to use it when it comes to evolution. Evolution is ''true'' not because the experts say it is, nor because some world view demands it, but because the evidence overwhelmingly supports it. There are many superb books on evolution, but this one is superb in a new way -- it explains out the latest evidence for evolution lucidly, thoroughly, and with devastating effectiveness." -Steven Pinker, Harvard University, and author of The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature "With great care, attention to the scientific evidence and a wonderfully accessible style, Coyne, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Chicago, presents an overwhelming case for evolution. Ranging from biogeography to geology, from anatomy to genetics, and from molecular biology to physiology, he demonstrates that evolutionary theory makes predictions that are consistently borne out by the data-basic requirements for a scientific theory to be valid. Additionally, although fully respectful of those who promote intelligent design and creationism, he uses the data at his disposal to demolish a. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a fact
In all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant "intelligent design," there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence, the empirical truth of evolution by natural selection. Even Richard Dawkins and Stephen Jay Gould, while extolling the beauty of evolution and examining case studies, have not focused on the evidence itself. Yet the proof is vast, varied, and magnificent, drawn from many different fields of science. Scientists are observing species splitting into two and are finding more and more fossils capturing change in the past-dinosaurs that have sprouted feathers, fish that have grown limbs.
Why Evolution Is True weaves together the many threads of modern work in genetics, paleontology, geology, molecular biology, and anatomy that demonstrate the "indelible stamp" of the processes first proposed by Darwin. In crisp, lucid prose accessible to a wide audience, Why Evolution Is True dispels common misunderstandings and fears about evolution and clearly confirms that this amazing process of change has been firmly established as a scientific truth.
About the Author:
Jerry A. Coyne is a professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, where he specializes in evolutionary genetics. His New York Times bestseller, Why Evolution Is True, was one of Newsweeks 50 Books for Our Times in 2010.
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Descrizione libro Viking, New York, NY, 2009. Cloth. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine Dust Jacket. 282 pp. Tightly bound. Corners not bumped. Text is free of markings. No ownership markings. First Edition. First Printing. 1,3,5,7,9,10,8,6,4,2. I noticed one page previously dog eared, being page 7 / 8. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 063904