From The Greeks To Darwin : An Outline Of The Development Of The Evolution Idea
by Osborn, Henry Fairfield
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From the Greeks to Darwin: an Outline of the Development of the Evolution Idea (Columbia University Biological Series)From the Greeks to Darwin: an Outline of the Development of the Evolution Idea (Columbia University Biological Series) (hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2007
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Price: $80.28
Seller: Bonita, Newport Coast, CA, USA
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More About From The Greeks To Darwin by Osborn, Henry Fairfield

Professor Henry Fairfield Osborn has rendered an important service by the preparation of a concise history of the growth of the idea of Evolution. The chief contributions of the different thinkers from Thales to Darwin are brought into clear perspective, and a just estimate of the methods And results of each one is reached. The work is extremely well done, and it has an added value of great importance in the fact that the author is a trained biologist. Dr. Osborn is himself one of the authorities in the science of Evolution, to which he has made important contributions. He is therefore in a position to estimate the value of scientific theories more justly than would be possible to one who approached the subject from the standpoint of metaphysics or that of literature --President DAVID STARR JORDAN in Chicago Dial.
Professor Osborn's treatment of the subject, though largely following in the lines of previous authors, differs from preceding attempts in exhibiting more continuity. He shows more clearly than bas hitherto been done that the growth of the idea of evolution has been continuous from the efforts of the earliest Greeks to the views of the present day. He carefully follows the broad idea of Evolution as a natural law, and traces back the birth and development of each of its parts, while constantly keeping in mind the changing environment of knowledge and prejudice. As a treatise for the advanced student before entering upon special reading and research, it would indeed lie difficult to imagine one more fairly balanced: and the Professor has been singularly successful in emphasizing the salient points --Natural Science.

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  • PID: 17489209449
  • ISBN-13: 9780548203897
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Seller: Booksplease
    Condition: New.
    Notes: Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 268 p.