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American Philosophical Society
Descended from Darwin: Insights into the History of Evolutionary Studies, 1900-1970 (Transactions 99, Part 1)
Joe Cain and Michael Ruse
This vol. has its origins in a conference, held October 22-23, 2004, at the American Philosophical Society (APS) Library, Philadelphia. The main focus was on evolutionary studies in America before, during, and after the famous “synthesis” period of the 1930s and 1940s. The synthesis period has been the focus of substantial new research and important new thinking. This vol. brings together 15 specialists to explore these developments and to press further. Questions shaping these essays focus on the following broad themes: Continuity and breaks across generations; Emerging narratives for the period; New research opportunities at the APS; New ideas from the research front; Placing evolutionists in the broader context of biology; and Future directions. In addition to 15 original essays, this vol. includes a thoughtful introduction by Michael Ruse.
City-Building Process: Housing and Services in New Milwaukee Neighborhoods 1880-1910: Transactions, APS (vol. 86, part 6)
Journey on the Forbidden Path: Chronicles of a Diplomatic Mission to the Allegheny Country, March-September, 1760
18th Century Climate of Jamaica Derived from the Journals of Thomas Thistlewood, 1750-1786 (Transaction 93-2)
Sixteenth-Century Spanish Bookstore: The Inventory of Juan de Junta (Transaction 85-1)
Ptolemy and the Foundations of Ancient Mathematical Optics: A Source Based Guided Study: Transactions, APS (vol. 89, part 3)
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