Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990. 198 pages.
Praised by Paul R. Ehrlich as "a powerful antidote to those who imagine there is a controversy in the scientific community over evolution", this clear, comprehensive survey describes the theory of evolution and the evidence on which it rests while also answering "arguments against evolution". The closing chapter on "Science, Religion, Politics, Law, and Education" discusses the opposition to evolution and why it must be resisted. Berra, a member of NCSE, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at the Ohio State University at Mansfield.