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Undeniable : evolution and the science of creation / by Bill Nye ; edited by Corey S. Powell.

Nye, Bill. (Author). Powell, Corey S., 1966- (Added Author).
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Location: Fennell STACKS QH45.5 .N94 2014
Barcode: 30731101211849
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250007131
  • ISBN: 1250007135
  • ISBN: 9781250074225
  • ISBN: 1250074223
  • Physical Description: viii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Me and you and evolution, too -- The great creationism debate -- Creation and the second law of thermodynamics -- Bottom-up design -- A deep dive into deep time -- On the origin of evolution -- Lamarck and his not-acquired traits -- My prom and sexual selection -- The tale of the red queen -- Dogs are all dogs -- The tree of life -- or is it a bush? -- Biodiversity comes in the territory -- Fossil records and explosions -- Mass extinctions and you -- Ancient dinosaurs and the asteroid test -- Punctuated equilibrium -- Contingency, bottlenecking, and founding -- Mosquitos in the tube -- Convergence, analogy, and homology -- What good is half a wing? -- Human bodies are walking, talking, and good-enough -- Evolution is why we don't believe in evolution -- Micro or macro -- it's all evolution -- Michael Faraday and the joy of discovery -- Medicine and you -- evolution at the doctor's office -- Antibiotic drug resistance -- evolution strikes back -- The irresistible urge of altruism -- Games species play -- Costly signals -- Genetically modified foods -- what the GMF? -- Human cloning -- not cool -- Our skin colors -- Is the human species still evolving? -- Astrobiologically speaking : is anyone there? -- The sparks that started it all -- A second genesis -- of life? -- Life's cosmic imperative.
Summary, etc.:
Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. In Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, he explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth. With infectious enthusiasm, Bill Nye shows that evolution is much more than a rebuttal to creationism; it is an essential way to understand how nature works -- and to change the world. It might also help you get a date on a Saturday night.
Subject: Natural history > Philosophy > Popular works.
Evolution (Biology) > Popular works.
Creationism > Popular works.
Religion and science.
Genre: Biology.