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An Evolutionary Tale of Moths and Men: The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth

An Evolutionary Tale of Moths and Men: The Untold Story of Science and the Peppered Moth (Paperback)

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In the 1950s a British physician and amateur lepidopterist named H.B.D. Kettlewell went into the English woods to catch "evolution in action" among the now-famous peppered moths. His work became "Darwin's missing evidence", an evolutionary experiment as any in the last century. "An evolutionary tale Of Moths and Men" reveals Kettlewell to be a deluded scientist, a man tryannized by his mentor, the powerful E.B. Ford, an imperious, eccentric Oxford don, a Darwinian zealot determined to crush all enemies in his path. She uncovers the intellectual rivalries, petty jealousies and faulty science behind one of the most famous experiments - and myths - in the history of evolutionary biology.

Science & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesEvolution Publisher: WW Norton & Co Publication Date: 17/01/2004 ISBN-13: 9780393325256  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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