The Meaning of Evolution

A Study of the History of Life and of Its Significance for Man, Revised Edition

George Gaylord Simpson

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A world-famous scientist answers the fundamental questions concerning the changes in the course of the history of life and considers human aims, values, and duties in the light of the nature of man and his place in the history of life.
"The clearest and soundest exposition of the meaning of evolution that has yet been written."—Ashley Montagu, Isis

"The clearest and soundest exposition of the meaning of evolution that has yet been written....The book may be read with equal profit and pleasure by the general reader, the student, and the expert."—Ashley Montagu, Isis

"This book is, without question, the best general work on the meaning of evolution to appear in our time." - The New York Times.

"This masterly book, expanded from Mr. Simpson's 1948  Terry Lectures at Yale, should rank as one of the triumphs of science popularization in our times. . . . The author has written the first adequate account for laymen of present-day evolutionary thinking. . . . His writing is economical, unpretentious, and witty."—New Yorker

"Dr. Simpson gives the clearest, most fascinating and most authoritative account of the known facts concerning the history of life on this planet that any reader could desire."—W.E. Garrison, Christian Century
ISBN: 9780300002294
Publication Date: September 10, 1967
386 pages, x
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