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Today, most colleges and universities offer evolutionary study as part of their biology curriculums. "Evolution For Dummies" will track a class in which evolution is taught and give an objective scientific view of the subject. This balanced guide explores the history and future of evolution, explaining the concepts and science behind it, offering case studies that support ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by For Dummies (first published March 24th 2008)
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Evolution for Dummies by Greg Krukonis and Tracy Barr

"Evolution for Dummies" is the surprisingly very thorough and accessible book about evolution. This 362-page book is broken out in four major parts: Part I: What Evolution Is; Part II. How Evolution Works, Part III. What Evolution Does, and Part IV. The Part of Tens.

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1. A well written, accessible yet thorough account of what evolution is and how it works.
2. A very informative, educational book that concentrates on the science and
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Hannah Givens
The information in this book was really useful. I’d been poking around the internet looking for stuff, but not really finding what I needed -- I kept thinking, “Somebody explain this to me like I’m an idiot and have never heard of it before.” I’m not an idiot, but I WAS homeschooled. We watched a lot of Bill Nye, but I was taught to say “But evolution isn't true” extremely loudly any time he mentioned it, so I never actually learned anything. I needed to start from the ground up, but I needed mo ...more
Rachael
The author does an admirable job of explaining precisely how evolution works on the genetic level in a way that lay people can appreciate. I like that this was the focus rather than going through fossil records and focusing on evidence for evolution, though he does touch on these topics as well. My favorite part was the latter third of the book dealing with applications, the evolution of microbes, particular bacteria and viruses and medicine.
J.P.
An excellent book for starters. It's written for the layperson & easy to understand. The theory is pretty straight forward, the only the part that may prove somewhat difficult is understanding a little about genetics but it's not so difficult that it can not be understood after taking the time to think about it. The evidence for it overwhelming & understanding it for what it is, if one doesn't think it's true or supported they likely don't know much about it. For those that want to attac ...more
Judson
Was great at explaining a complex concept in an easy to understand form. Also was written well and never felt boring like many textbooks.
Teresa
Jul 28, 2008 Teresa marked it as to-read
I borrowed this from the library first and thought it looked good. I bought it after reading the reviews at Amazon, and now need to actually read the book to plan an evolution unit (as much of a unit as we get in unstructured semi-unschooling) for the kids.
Jose Carlos
excelent book about evolution. Take a complete look in all the issues related to the Evolution of Species from Darwin and his big ideas to the recent genetic descoveries. I RECOMMEND
Beaman
This book is a gem. It's a great first introduction to evolution, including its genetic basis.
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