Thinking Evolutionarily: Evolution Education Across the Life Sciences
by Jay B. Labov (ed.)
Publisher: National Academies Press 2012
Number of pages: 111
Evolution is the central unifying theme of biology. Yet today, more than a century and a half after Charles Darwin proposed the idea of evolution through natural selection, the topic is often relegated to a handful of chapters in textbooks and a few class sessions in introductory biology courses, if covered at all. In recent years, a movement has been gaining momentum that is aimed at radically changing this situation.
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