Title Darwin's Universe: Evolution from A to Z. With a Foreword by Ian Tattersall and a Preface by Stephen Jay Gould.
Publisher Berkeley: University of California Press, (2009).
Seller ID 2917qs
Quarto, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 487 pp. Small remainder mark; otherwise, Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: This alphabetically arranged reference offers a dazzling overview of the life and thought of Charles Darwin and his incredibly wide sphere of influence. Authoritative and abundantly illustrated, it illuminates the ways in which ideas of evolutionary biology have leapt the boundaries of science to influence philosophy, law, religion, literature, cinema, art, and popular culture. Darwin's Universe, a thoroughly revised and updated successor to Richard Milner's acclaimed Encyclopedia of Evolution, contains more than a hundred new essays, including entries on animal behavior (Alex the parrot, Digit the gorilla, Kanzi the bonobo), on women in science (Mary Anning, Rosalind Franklin), and on the latest finds of human fossils. It also presents many original discoveries brought to light by Milner's historical sleuthing. Packed with hundreds of rare illustrations, including many new ones, this Darwin Bicentennial edition will appeal to a wide audience of readers.