[asa] Best evolution textbooks?

From: Douglas Hayworth <becomingcreation@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Nov 13 2009 - 08:12:21 EST

Please make your recommendations!

A couple of weeks ago, Pete Enns asked if anyone could recommend a good
textbook on evolutionary biology. People on this list are familiar with
books on the science-faith and creation-evolution relationship, but I don't
remember ever seeing a discussion of current introductory textbooks about
the science itself. I've been out of the academic/teaching environment for
over 10 years now, so I don't know which texts are still considered best.

I'm especially interested in hearing from qualified teachers of
college-level evolution courses (Keith Miller, Dennis Venema, etc.), but
anyone who has studied through a basic textbook is free to chime. Feel free
to recommend both high-level (e.g., biology majors) and intro-level
(non-majors) texts. I'm interested in the whole range, but I'm particularly
interested in books that I could recommend to non-biologists like Pete or a
homeschooling parent (or self-motivated high schooler) who honestly wants to
learn the "straight science", etc.

What are the best textbooks and why?

Reply to the group or to me privately. I'll compile the recommendations and
make a top 10 list of some sort.



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