readings to understand modern evolutionary theory??

Byron Adams bjadams at CRCVMS.UNL.EDU
Tue Nov 12 10:14:39 EST 1996

>   I am interested in reading some books or articles concerning evolution.
>I know there is tons of stuff out there but I would like some suggestions

I suppose any textbook on evolution (some excellent ones by that title have
been written by Ridley, Futuyma, or Strickberger) would do, as they spell
out the basic mechanisms and supporting evidence.  However, two books that
I commonly reccomend to friends are "The Blind Watchmaker" by Richard
Dawkins and "Darwin's Dangerous Idea:  evolution and the meanings of life"
by Daniel Dennett.  They are a fun read, with clear, easy to understand
examples of Darwinian evolution.  They are also very popular, and can be
found at just about any library or book store.

Byron J. Adams
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