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2. Evolution

2. Evolution  

Sebastian G.B. Amyes

in Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777752
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578764.003.0002
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2. Evolution
5. Robot swarms, evolution, and symbiosis

5. Robot swarms, evolution, and symbiosis  

Alan Winfield

in Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778414
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10.1093/actrade/9780199695980.003.0005
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5. Robot swarms, evolution, and symbiosis
4. Heredity in the Enlightenment

4. Heredity in the Enlightenment  

John Waller

in Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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9780191831706
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10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.003.0004
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4. Heredity in the Enlightenment The concept of heredity came of age during the Enlightenment. Botanists and naturalists pioneered the systematic study of sex and inheritance; natural philosophers refined their ideas about how seeds produce living bodies; professional breeders got a lot better at selecting and preserving desirable traits; and the birth of evolutionary theory at the end of the 18th century placed heredity at the very centre of scientific controversy. At the same time, rival ideas about heredity were central to both political philosophies in this age of revolution and reaction and competing attitudes towards gender, slavery, and colonialism.
1. Souls, seeds, and chauvinism, 2500 bc–ad 400

1. Souls, seeds, and chauvinism, 2500 bc–ad 400  

John Waller

in Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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9780191831706
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1. Souls, seeds, and chauvinism, 2500 BC–AD 400
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth

in Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2017
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Jun 2017
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9780191842719
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804369.003.0001
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1. Introduction We are all one with creeping things;
2. Finding our place

2. Finding our place  

Bernard Wood

in Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775840
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803603.003.0002
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2. Finding our place Abstract ‘Finding our place’ reviews the history of how philosophers and then scientists came to realize that humans are part of the natural world. Classical philosophers believed mankind evolved from a more primitive form and that the natural world formed one system. The biblical explanation that replaced this separated humanity from animals. This explanation was gradually eroded by the inductive method in science and the study of anatomy. Fossils and geology challenged the biblical calendar of events. Linnaeus' system of classification provided a means to construct a tree of life, which evolution explained. Genetics was the
4. The evidence for evolution by natural selection

4. The evidence for evolution by natural selection  

Jonathan Howard

in Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Feb 2014
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9780191776786
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854544.003.0004
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4. The evidence for evolution by natural selection
7. Perfection and progress

7. Perfection and progress  

Jonathan Howard

in Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Feb 2014
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9780191776786
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854544.003.0007
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7. Perfection and progress
8. Darwinism and ideology

8. Darwinism and ideology  

Jonathan Howard

in Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Feb 2014
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9780191776786
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854544.003.0008
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8. Darwinism and ideology
8. Of molecules and man

8. Of molecules and man  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776090
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0008
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9780192805041
8. Of molecules and man

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