Table of contents for Evolution : the history of life on earth / Russ Hodge ; foreword by Nadia Rosenthal.

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Foreword											ix
Preface											xi
Acknowledgments										xiv
Introduction											xv
1. A World without Evolution								1
Creation, Religions, and the Age of the Earth					2
Astronomy and Physics Pose Major Challenges to Church Doctrines		4
Geologists Postulate an Ancient Earth						8
The "New Geology": Lyell and Darwin						13
The Problem of Fossils								15
Erasmus Darwin and the "Living Filament"						19
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and the Transmutation of Species				21
Natural Theology and "Intelligent Design"						23
Linneaus and the Classification of Life						26
Thomas Malthus and the Threat of Overpopulation					28
2. Building the Foundations: The Voyages of Darwin and Wallace			31
The Voyage of the Beagle								32
Geological Discoveries, Fossils, and Extinctions					37
Life in Space and Time								39
Barnacles and Experiments								45
Alfred Russel Wallace in the Spice Islands						48
Who Really Discovered Evolution?							55
	The Theory Is Made Public								57
3. The Theory and Society's Response							59
A Recipe for New Species								60
Natural Selection v. Bottlenecks							64
Misinterpretations of Evolution							66
Initial Reactions to Evolution								78
Herbert Spencer and the Evolution of Society					80
Francis Galton and Positive Eugenics							83
Negative Eugenics									85
Eugenics and the Holocaust								90
Evolution in Schools and the Scopes "Monkey Trial"				93
4. A Synthesis between Evolution and Genetics						96
Mendel's Work and its Rediscovery							96
First Attempts to Link Genetics and Evolution					102
The Quest for Mutations: Thomas Morgan's Fly Lab					103
Understanding Populations through Mathematics					105	
The Beginnings of Unification: Ronald Fisher and Sewall Wright 			109	
Recipes for Isolation: J.B.S. Haldane							113
Peppered Moths and Finches								116
The Rise of New Species: Theodosius Dobzhansky and Ernst Mayr			118
Evolution as a Game: John Maynard Smith 						120
"Punctuated Equilibrium:" Steven Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge			124	
Evolution from the Gene's Point of View: Richard Dawkins			129
The Evolution of Human Behavior							131
5. Evolution in the Age of DNA								135
DNA and the Molecular Basis of Evolution						136
New Theories of the Origins of Life							138
From Single Cells to Multicellular Organisms					144
Major Eras in the Development of Plant and Animal Life				148
Reading Human Evolution from Fossils 						151
Fossil DNA										154
6. Evolution in the Age of Genomes							158
From the Evolution of Genes to Genomes						159
Growing and Shrinking Genomes							161
Phylogeny: Updating the "Tree of Life"						165
Minimal Genomes and the Last Universal Common Ancestor			168
From Sequencing Organisms to Sequencing the World				171
The Origins of Genetic Diseases							173
Coevolution										177
Evolutionary Developmental Biology						181
The Evolutionary Origins of Complex Organs					187
From Genes to Forms-Understanding Nature's Toolbox				188
Future Questions and Reflections							192
Chronology											200
Glossary											207
Further Resources										220
Index												231

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Evolution (Biology) -- History.