The Theory of Evolution: What It Is, Where It Came From, and Why It Works

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Wiley, Apr 22, 2004 - Science - 224 pages
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Everything mammals ever wanted to know about the theory of evolution-but were afraid to ask
This important new book by award-winning science writer Cynthia Mills clearly explains one of the most crucial, and most misunderstood, concepts of modern science-the theory of evolution. After examining Darwin, his precursors, and how the theory of evolution developed, Mills answers key questions, including: How successful is the theory at explaining the natural world, and what does it fail to explain? What are some of the competing ideas and theories about the origin of the species? How will the theory of evolution likely hold up over time, as our understanding of genetics grows?
Cynthia L. Mills (Portland, OR) is an award-winning science writer and veterinarian. Her article "Breeding and Discontents," originally published in The Sciences, was selected for The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001, guest-edited by E. O. Wilson. Also in the same series: The Big Bang Theory (0-471-39452-1) by Karen C. Fox

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This introduction to evolution is a tad simplistic, written at the level of approximately a high school reader. It also spends very little time on why it works, which is part of the subtitle, and does ... Read full review

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Introduction
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z Making Up Darwins Mind
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What Darwin Said
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Copyright

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CYNTHIA L. MILLS is an award-winning science writer and practicing veterinarian. She has written articles for The Sciences, Health, Muse, Discovery.com, Equus, Pacific Discovery, and Earth. Her article "Breeding Discontent" (The Sciences, May/June 2000, guest-edited by E. O. Wilson) was selected for The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001.

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