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Routledge Library Editions: Evolution


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1913 and 1997, draw together research by leading academics in the area of evolution and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The collection examines evolution from a broad range of disciplines, from the anthropological development of modern society, to the scientific examinations of cellular and genetic evolution. The collection includes volumes across the disciplines of biology, natural history, anthropology, sociology and religion. The 16 books that comprise this collection include rigorous examinations into the psychological evolution of the brain, philosophical and theological examinations of evolution, analysis of genetic and cellular evolution, discussions of Darwinian theory, the affect of survival of the fittest from both genetic and political standpoints and examinations into the affinity between man and ape. This collection brings back into print a collection of insightful and detailed books on the diverse subject of evolution and will be a must have resource for academics and students, not only of biology and anthropology, but of history, psychology and religion.

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The Semantic Theory of Evolution

The Semantic Theory of Evolution

1st Edition

Marcello Barbieri
June 21, 2019

Originally published in 1985, The Semantic Theory of Evolution addresses the notion that life is not shaped by the single law of natural selection, but instead by a plurality of laws that resemble grammatical rules in language. This remarkable work presents a semantic theory centering on the...

Government by Natural Selection

Government by Natural Selection

1st Edition

Hugh Taylor
June 21, 2019

Originally published in 1915, Government by Natural Selection looks at the historical advancement of government through the lens of the Darwinian theory of natural selection. The book examines the history of government and its formation, right up until the early 20th century, when the book was...

The Natural Theology of Evolution

The Natural Theology of Evolution

1st Edition

J. N. Shearman
June 21, 2019

Originally published in 1915, The Natural Theology of Evolution looks at the concept of natural theology, examining the argument for the existence of God based on reason and ordinary experiences of nature. The book looks at natural theology in light of Darwin’s theory of evolution, and how this...

Homo Faber: A Study of Man's Mental Evolution

Homo Faber: A Study of Man's Mental Evolution

1st Edition

G. N. M. Tyrrell
June 21, 2019

Originally published in 1951, Homo Faber is an examination of the scientific outlook on human mental evolution through the lens of parapsychology. The book aims to undermine what its terms, the ‘scientific outlook’ examining the human interpretation of the world, and the preconceived scientific...

Homo Sapiens: From Man to Demigod

Homo Sapiens: From Man to Demigod

1st Edition

Bernhard Rensch
June 21, 2019

Originally published in 1972, Homo Sapiens examines how humans emerged from among the millions of other species and achieved our unique position within the animal kingdom. The book examines what direction future evolution will take and what may be regarded as the ‘meaning’ of human existence. It...

The Awakening Earth: Our Next Evolutionary Leap

The Awakening Earth: Our Next Evolutionary Leap

1st Edition

Peter Russell
June 21, 2019

Originally published in 1982 The Awakening Earth explores the idea of the Earth as a collective, self-regulatory living organism, and considers in this context, the function of the human race. The book provides an exploration of humanity’s potential and explores the possibility of mankind’s...

Human Evolution: An Introduction for the Behavioural Sciences

Human Evolution: An Introduction for the Behavioural Sciences

1st Edition

Graham Richards
June 21, 2019

Originally published in 1987, Human Evolution looks at theories of the evolution of human behaviour (contemporary at the time of publication). The book reviews competing theories of psychological and social evolution and provides a detailed historical introduction to the subject. A key theoretical...

Functional Affinities of Man, Monkeys, and Apes: A Study of the Bearings of Physiology and Behaviour on the Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Lemurs, Monkeys, Apes, and Man

Functional Affinities of Man, Monkeys, and Apes: A Study of the Bearings of Physiology and Behaviour on the Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Lemurs, Monkeys, Apes, and Man

1st Edition

S. Zuckerman
June 21, 2019

Originally published in 1933 Functional Affinities of Man, Monkeys and Apes gives a taxonomic and phylogenetic survey and the findings of diverse experimental investigations of lemurs, monkeys, and apes. The book discusses the inter-relationships of different Primates and emphasizes seldom-used...

Routledge Library Editions: Evolution

Routledge Library Editions: Evolution

1st Edition

Various
June 21, 2019

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1913 and 1997, draw together research by leading academics in the area of evolution and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The collection examines evolution from a broad range of disciplines, from the anthropological...

Rates of Evolution

Rates of Evolution

1st Edition

K.S.W. Campbell, M.F. Day
June 21, 2019

Originally published in 1987 Rates of Evolution is an edited collection drawn from a symposium convened to bring together palaeontologists, geneticists, molecular biologists and developmental biologists to examine some aspects of the problem of evolutionary rates. The book asks questions...

The Theory of Evolution in the Light of Facts

The Theory of Evolution in the Light of Facts

1st Edition

Charles T. Druery
June 21, 2019

Originally published in 1913, The Theory of Evolution in the Light of Facts examines the theory of Descent; the book is a time capsule of information, providing a record of the explorations into Darwinian theory during the first half of the 20th century. The book examines the contradictions which...

The Future of Man: The BBC Reith Lectures 1959

The Future of Man: The BBC Reith Lectures 1959

1st Edition

P.B. Medawar
June 21, 2019

Originally published in 1960, The Future of Man is a chronicle of Professor Medwar’s Reith lectures of 1959. The book outlines his predictions about the future estate of man, with the ‘process of foretelling, rather than with what is actually foretold’. He asks, can we predict the future size of...

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