restricted access Evolutionary Biology, Circa 2009

One hundred and fifty years after the publication of On the Origin of Species, evolutionary biology has matured into an active, rigorous, and exciting field of scientific research. Evolution: The First Four Billion Years provides a wonderful introduction to this field. The book offers in-depth articles on the current state of our understanding of evolution and on the relationships between evolutionary biology and society, and shorter essays on the people, books, and ideas that have contributed to the development of evolutionary thought. It contains something of interest to everyone who wants to learn more about evolution.