99% Ape: How Evolution Adds Up

In his lifetime, Charles Darwin was roundly mocked for suggesting that humans were descended from apes, and even in our own day, the teaching of evolution remains controversial But in the century and a half since the publication of On the Origin of Species, our increasingly sophisticated understanding of genetics has borne out Darwin s theory humans share 99% of their geIn his lifetime, Charles Darwin was roundly mocked for suggesting that humans were descended from apes, and even in our own day, the teaching of evolution remains controversial But in the century and a half since the publication of On the Origin of Species, our increasingly sophisticated understanding of genetics has borne out Darwin s theory humans share 99% of their genes with chimps and many even with grapes.99% Ape offers an accessible, straightforward introduction to evolution, beginning with Darwin s discoveries and continuing through the latest genetic discoveries Edited by Jonathan Silvertown, the volume brings together experts in a variety of fields pertinent to evolution, from paleobiology to planetary science, comparative anatomy to zoology, and even for a discussion of legal battles surrounding the teaching of evolution law Interwoven with these varied accounts of evolution and its impact are vignettes from Darwin s life that illustrate the continuity of thought that links Darwin s work to today s cutting edge research.Beautifully illustrated, 99% Ape is a perfect companion to the upcoming celebration of Darwin s bicentennial and a bracing reminder of the important role evolution still has to play in our understanding of our origins and our possible futures.
% Ape How Evolution Adds Up In his lifetime Charles Darwin was roundly mocked for suggesting that humans were descended from apes and even in our own day the teaching of evolution remains controversial But in the century and

  • Title: 99% Ape: How Evolution Adds Up
  • Author: Jonathan Silvertown Peter W. Skelton Gary Slapper Caroline Pond Daniel Nettle Monica Grady David Robinson James R. Moore
  • ISBN: 9780565092313
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. 99% Ape: How Evolution Adds Up by Jonathan Silvertown“99% Ape" is the beautifully illustrated book about the grand theory of evolution. Evolutionary biologist Jonathan Silvertown takes us on a visual journey of knowledge by presenting the latest evidence in support of evolution. This 224-page book is composed of the following nineteen chapters: 1. 99% Ape, 2. Darwin’s brilliant idea, 3. The tree of life, 4. First life, 5. African genesis, 6. An eye for Darwin, 7. A fish out of water, 8. A wh [...]

    2. Learned a lot. The only thing I had trouble with was working out the evolutionary trees. I think the Galapagos finches could have been better explained.

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