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Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life

Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life

Niles Eldredge

ISBN: 978-0-393-05966-3

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288 pages

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Charles Darwin's ideas resonate deeply in Western culture today, and his theory still lies at the heart of modern scientific evolutionary research. As other nineteenth-century figures fade, Darwin's theory of evolution still provokes controversy, spilling over into curriculum battles at state and local school boards in the United States and around the world. In exploring the everyday artifacts of Darwin's life, his notebooks, and early manuscripts, Niles Eldredge?a candid