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Evolution 101

Evolution 101

by Randy Moore, Janice MooreRandy Moore


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What should the average person know about science? Because science is so central to life in the 21st century, science educators and other leaders of the scientific community believe that it is essential that everyone understand the basic concepts of the most vital and far-reaching disciplines. Evolution 101 does exactly that. This accessible volume provides readers - whether students new to the field or just interested members of the lay public - with the essential ideas of evolution using a minimum of jargon and mathematics. Concepts are introduced in a progressive order so that more complicated ideas build on simpler ones, and each is discussed in small, bite-sized segments so that they can be more easily understood.

Evolution 101 provides an introduction for non-scholars to this most powerful scientific theory, covering such issues as: the history of evolutionary thought, from before Darwin to the present day; the evidence for evolution, from fields as diverse as geology, molecular biology, paleontology, and more, that show how strongly supported evolution is; how evolution works, including topics ranging from behavior (e.g., sexual selection) to molecular biology (e.g., mutation); and evolution in our daily lives, including how evolution accounts for phenomena such as antibiotic resistance and pesticide resistance. This essential resource will answer the questions students and lay people have regarding evolution, and will point them on the path to further understanding.

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ISBN-13: 9780313332920
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/2006
Series: Science 101
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Randy Moore is H.T. Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Biology at the University of Minnesota. He had edited The American Biology Teacher and Journal of College Science Teaching, and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Biological Education. He has won numerous grants and teaching awards, including the Teacher Exemplar Award (Society for College Science Teachers). Moore, an Honorary Member of the National Association of Biology Teachers, has written over 200 articles and books, including numerous textbooks and Evolution in the Courtroom: A Reference Guide (2002).

Janice Moore is professor of Biology at Colorado State University. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and the book Parasites and the Behavior of Animals (2002). She is also co-editor of Host-Parasite Evolution (1997) and serves on the editorial board of BioScience.

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