Students and the general public are frequently confronted with contradictory and confusing claims about the people, ideas, and artifacts that were essential in the development of the science of evolution. Where can they find accurate and understandable information on these important concepts? Icons of Evolution comprises twenty-four in-depth essays on the most famous ideas, artifacts, people and places of evolutionary biology. Dinosaurs, Neanderthals, Charles Darwin, peppered moths, carbon dating, the fossil record, and more, are explained by some of the most respected scientists, historians, and philosophers of evolution in the world.
Brian Regal is a historian who teaches the history of science at Kean University, New Jersey. His work centers on fringe notions, anomalous beliefs, dubious ideas and the people who propagate and study them. He has written on eugenics, racial anthropology, and creationism and their relationship to evolution studies, society and culture.