Re: Hello, can anyone help?

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Fri 14 Feb 2003 - 15:57:38 GMT

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    >From: derek gatherer <>
    >Subject: Re: Hello, can anyone help?
    >Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 15:23:12 +0000 (GMT)
    > --- Martha Granger <> wrote: >
    > > He told me that he would read 10
    > > books of my choosing
    >I recommend "The Theory of Evolution" by John Maynard
    >Smith, a beautiful little book written years ago (late
    >60s?), but still in print. It is actually the best
    >short introduction to modern evolutionary theory. It
    >is probably obligatory on this list to recommend
    >Dawkins, but the strength of his polemic would switch
    >your boss off.
    Ernst Mayr's _What Evolution Is_ is a fairly decent book on evolution IMO, though he's got a definite Darwinist bias and there's a couple points where I took minor issue with his views.


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