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Unnatural Selectionis a stunningly illustrated book about selective breeding--the ongoing transformation of animals at the hand of man. More important, it's a book about selective breeding on a far, far grander scale- a scale that encompasses all life on Earth. We'd call it evolution. A unique fusion of art, science, and history, this book celebrates the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's monumental work The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, and is intended as a tribute to what Darwin might have achieved had he possessed that elusive missing piece to the evolutionary…mehr

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Unnatural Selectionis a stunningly illustrated book about selective breeding--the ongoing transformation of animals at the hand of man. More important, it's a book about selective breeding on a far, far grander scale- a scale that encompasses all life on Earth. We'd call it evolution. A unique fusion of art, science, and history, this book celebrates the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's monumental work The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, and is intended as a tribute to what Darwin might have achieved had he possessed that elusive missing piece to the evolutionary puzzle- the knowledge of how individual traits are passed from one generation to the next. With the benefit of a century and a half of hindsight, Katrina van Grouw explains evolution by building on the analogy that Darwin himself used- comparing the selective breeding process with natural selection in the wild, and, like Darwin, featuring a multitude of fascinating examples.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Princeton University Press
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juli 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 312mm x 263mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 1950g
  • ISBN-13: 9780691157061
  • ISBN-10: 0691157065
  • Artikelnr.: 49312599
Autorenporträt
Katrina van Grouw, author of The Unfeathered Bird (Princeton), inhabits that no-man's-land midway between art and science. She holds degrees in fine art and natural history illustration and is a former curator of ornithological collections at a major national museum. She's a self-taught scientist with a passion for evolutionary biology and its history.
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"I'm impressed with this book's content, organization, and writing. The scholarship is impressive and conveyed in an accessible manner."--Greger Larson, University of Oxford