Re: [asa] Best evolution textbooks?

From: Pete Enns <>
Date: Fri Nov 13 2009 - 09:15:45 EST

Thanks for this, Doug. I look forward to what comes about....


On Nov 13, 2009, at 8:12 AM, Douglas Hayworth wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks!
> Doug

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