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A chance to explore Darwin's Universe

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Richard Milner's Darwin's Universe: Evolution from A to Z (University of California Press, 2009). Featured are articles on the pioneering paleontologist Barnum Brown and the creationist crusader William Jennings Bryan, the Clever Hans phenomenon, Answers in Genesis's Creation Museum, the Darwin Correspondence Project, feathered dinosaurs, extinction, Stephen Jay Gould, the Hawaiian radiation of honeycreepers and fruit flies, the Laetoli footprints, saltation and Darwin's Sandwalk, uniformitarianism, and Alfred Russel Wallace -- together displaying the variety and charm of Milner's encyclopedia. Reviewing Darwin's Universe for Reports of the NCSE, Carol Anelli described it as "anything but a somber, run-of-the-mill encyclopedia of alphabetically arranged entries ... at once an eclectic romp and an illuminating vade mecum for anyone interested in evolutionary science and Darwin's pervasive influence on human thought, behavior, and endeavor."