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Author: Edward J. Larson Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Modern Library Chronicles Release Date: May 2004 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781436112222

Publisher Description

Edward J. Larson is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author and eminent science historian. This marvelously readable, yet sumptuously erudite work traces the development of the scientific theory of evolution. From Darwin’s essential trip to the Galápagos, to the most contemporary studies in sociobiology, this work takes listeners both into the field and laboratories of the world’s greatest evolutionary scientists, and shows how the theory of evolution has itself evolved.

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  • “Should make valuable reading for young people going into the sciences and other science buffs.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “A clear, concise, and highly informative overview of evolutionary thought from ancient speculations to the emergence of a neo-Darwinian synthesis…This outstanding book is highly recommended.”

    - Library Journal
  • “A brisk survey of the origins and development of modern biology’s key idea…Larson does a fine job of showing the main intellectual currents, effectively setting them in historical context. Thoroughly readable, evenhanded, and well documented.”

    - Kirkus Review

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    " I read this book for a class. It is a little boring, but interesting. "

    - Dianna, 11/12/2013
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    " Very comprehensive and thorough. I really liked reading this book even though it's science. "

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    " A very good book as an introduction to the basics of evolution. Really gave me some food for thought. "

    - Charles, 9/18/2013
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    " I reallized how little I knew, and still know, about evolution. "

    - Arash, 3/12/2012
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    " Listened to this book on CD while traveling last week. Excellent telling of the history and politics of the evolution of evolutionary theory. "

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    " Good follow up to "The Origin of Species" "

    - Crystal, 8/30/2010
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I reallized how little I knew, and still know, about evolution. "

    - Arash, 3/4/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good follow up to "The Origin of Species" "

    - Crystal, 10/16/2009
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A very good book as an introduction to the basics of evolution. Really gave me some food for thought. "

    - Charles, 8/25/2008
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    " I read this book for a class. It is a little boring, but interesting. "

    - Dianna, 7/28/2007

About the Author

Edward J. Larson received the Pulitzer Prize for History for Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion. He is the author and co-author of several other nonfiction books. He was an inaugural fellow at the National Library for the Study of George Washington. He is a professor of history and holds the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. He travels widely as a media commentator, visiting instructor, and guest speaker.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks, and won eleven Earphones Awards. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.