Evolution

An Evolving Theory

  • Charles Devillers
  • Jean Chaline

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. The Theory of Evolution — The 19th Century Concepts

    1. Charles Devillers, Jean Chaline
      Pages 1-2
  3. Biological Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 5-12
    3. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 13-23
  4. The Message of Nature Today — The Evolutionary Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 27-38
    3. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 39-60
    4. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 61-72
    5. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 73-80
  5. The Message of Fossils from the Palaeontological Record

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 83-98
    3. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 99-107
    4. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 109-127
    5. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 129-140
    6. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 141-158
    7. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 159-166
  6. A New Approach to Human Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Charles Devillers , Jean Chaline
      Pages 177-200

About this book

Introduction

Is evolution predictible? Taking into account the results of such diverse disciplines of natural sciences as e. g. genetics embryology, ecology, palaeontology on the threshold of the coming century, the authors stretch out their ideas for discussing this question. Charles Devillers, biologist, and Jean Chaline, palaeontologist and geologist, developed a new assessment of the historic framework of evolution, based on their longterm experiences in scientific research, also including philosophical aspects to life. They aimed the book at a publicreceptive to problems of the origin and evolution of life and especially of mankind to teachers and scientists of various topics in the sciences of life, Earth and the Universe.

Keywords

Adaptation Anpassung Genetik Tempo development ecology embryology evolution genetics history of life human evolution molecular evolution palaeontology the origin theory of evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles Devillers
    • 1
  • Jean Chaline
    • 2
  1. 1.SceauxFrance
  2. 2.Centre des Sciences de la TerreUniversité de BourgogneDijonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-77022-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77024-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77022-7
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