Evolution's Workshop
by Edward J. Larson


Overview - More than any other place on Earth, the Gal pagos Islands are the workshop of evolution. Isolated and desolate, they were largely overlooked by early explorers until Charles Darwin arrived there in the 1830's. It was Darwin who recognized that Gal pagos' isolation and desolation were advantages: the paucity of species and lack of outside influences made the workings of natural selection crystal clear.  Read more...

 
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Overview
More than any other place on Earth, the Gal pagos Islands are the workshop of evolution. Isolated and desolate, they were largely overlooked by early explorers until Charles Darwin arrived there in the 1830's. It was Darwin who recognized that Gal pagos' isolation and desolation were advantages: the paucity of species and lack of outside influences made the workings of natural selection crystal clear. Since then, every important advance and controversy in evolutionary thinking has had its reflection on the Gal pagos. In every sense-intellectually, institutionally, and culturally-the history of science on these islands is a history of the way evolutionary science was done for the past 150 years.Evolution's Workshop tells the story of Darwin's explorations there; the fabulous Gilded Age expeditions, run from rich men's gigantic yachts, that featured rough-and-ready science during the day and black-tie dinners every night; the struggle for control of research on the Gal pagos; the current efforts by "creation scientists" to use the Gal pagos to undercut evolutionary teaching; and many other compelling stories.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780465038114
  • ISBN-10: 0465038115
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publish Date: April 2002
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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