Trial and Error

Trial and Error : The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution

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The debate over teaching evolution in the public schools remains one of the most emotionally charged controversies in twentieth-century America. This third edition of Edward J. Larson's highly acclaimed study - which ranges from before the Scopes trial of 1925 to the creationism disputes of the 1980's - offers the first comprehensive account of the educational and legal battles erupting from this persistent more

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  • Hardback | 286 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 20.6mm | 517.1g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0195154703
  • 9780195154702

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"The main contribution of the book is that it traces clearly the legal controversies surrounding evolution and and creationism in American high schools, but readers will also enjoy a vivid retelling of personal credos, political machinations, pedagogical developments, and other historical circumstances surrounding the vicissitudes of 'public science' in the schools."--Scienceshow more

About Edward J. Larson

Edward J. Larson is the Richard B. Russell Professor of History and Professor of Law, University of more

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