In the Light of Evolution: Volume III-Two Centuries of Darwin

Bibliographic Collection: 
Anthropogeny, CARTA-Inspired Publication
Publication Type: Book
Authors: Avise, John C.; Ayala, Francisco José
Year of Publication: 2009
Series Title: Sackler Colloquium series
Volume: 3
Number of Volumes: 5
Number of Pages: 414
Publisher: National Academies Press
City: Washington, D.C.
Publication Language: eng
ISBN Number: 9780309139861
Keywords: Evolution (Biology) Congresses.

Two Centuries of Darwin is the outgrowth of an Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 16-17, 2009. In the chapters of this book, leading evolutionary biologists and science historians reflect upon and commemorate the Darwinian Revolution. They canvass modern research approaches and current scientific thought on each of the three main categories of selection (natural, artificial, and sexual) that Darwin addressed during his career. Although Darwin's legacy is associated primarily with the illumination of natural selection in The Origin, he also contemplated and wrote extensively about what we now term artificial selection and sexual selection. In a concluding section of this book, several science historians comment on Darwin's seminal contributions.  Two Centuries of Darwin is the third book of the In the Light of Evolution series. Each installment in the series explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. The ILE series aims to interpret phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution and address some of the most intellectually engaging, as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times.


v. 1. Adaptation and complex design -- v. 2. Biodiversity and extinction -- v. 3. Two centuries of Darwin -- v. 4. The human condition -- v. 5. Cooperation and conflict.

Short Title: Two Centuries of Darwin