The Resource Evolution's workshop : God and science on the Galápagos Islands, Edward J. Larson

Evolution's workshop : God and science on the Galápagos Islands, Edward J. Larson

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Evolution's workshop : God and science on the Galápagos Islands
Title
Evolution's workshop
Title remainder
God and science on the Galápagos Islands
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Larson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Charles Darwin landed on the Galapagos Islands in 1835, he was the first to recognize that their isolation and desolation were advantages for a naturalist: Here the workings of nature are laid bare for study. Still, much more happened on these islands than Darwin's lone visit. Evolution's Workshop describes how specimen-hunting and science have supported each other (or not) on the Galapagos over the past three centuries. In lucid prose, Edward Larson introduces the extraordinary parade of top researchers who have studied on the islands, the warring institutions that have sent expeditions, and the major discoveries that have emerged as a result. He shows why these islands have been called the workshop of evolution: It is here that the tools and blueprints of nature are visible, and here that the great theories have been built."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Edward J.
Dewey number
576.8/09866/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366.2
LC item number
.L375 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QH 366.2
NLM item number
L334e 2001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution
  • Biological Evolution
  • Natural History
  • Expeditions
Label
Evolution's workshop : God and science on the Galápagos Islands, Edward J. Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction : Enchantments old and new -- Part one : Creationist conceptions -- Cursed by God and nature ; Natural theology of hell ; What Darwin saw -- Part two : Evolutionary debates -- Collecting on classic ground ; California stakes its claim ; Amateurs take over -- Part three : Ecology matters -- Brave new world ; House that lack built ; Paradise and purgatory -- Appendix
Control code
ocm45374853
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465038107
Lccn
00065159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45374853
Label
Evolution's workshop : God and science on the Galápagos Islands, Edward J. Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction : Enchantments old and new -- Part one : Creationist conceptions -- Cursed by God and nature ; Natural theology of hell ; What Darwin saw -- Part two : Evolutionary debates -- Collecting on classic ground ; California stakes its claim ; Amateurs take over -- Part three : Ecology matters -- Brave new world ; House that lack built ; Paradise and purgatory -- Appendix
Control code
ocm45374853
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465038107
Lccn
00065159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45374853

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