Conklin (1934) The Direction of Human Evolution – Religion Evolution Darwinism


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Conklin, Edwin Grant. The Direction of Human Evolution: New Edition with Preface. (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1934)

Octavo. xxi, 247 pages with frontispiece.  Hardcover. Blue cloth-covered boards stamped in gold, top edge stained blue.

Condition: VG plus with no dust jacket. Previous owner’s name on FFE.

“Writing for broad audiences, Conklin was one of the most significant of the religious and modernist biological scientists whose rhetoric went well beyond simply claiming that certain kinds of religion were amenable to evolutionary science; he instead incorporated religion itself into evolution’s broadest workings.” – Taylor & Francis Online

Only 9 copies of this edition in OCLC.

“Edwin Grant Conklin (November 24, 1863 – November 20, 1952) was an American biologist and zoologist.

“He was educated at Ohio Wesleyan University and Johns Hopkins University.  He was professor of biology at Ohio Wesleyan (1891–94) and professor of zoology at Northwestern University (1894–96), the University of Pennsylvania (1896-1908), and Princeton University (1908-1935). He became coeditor of the Journal of Morphology, The Biological Bulletin, and the Journal of Experimental Zoology. He was president of the American Society of Naturalists in 1912 and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1936. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1914. He also served on the board of trustees for Science Service, now known as Society for Science and the Public, from 1937-1952. In 1943 Conklin was awarded the John J. Carty Award from the National Academy of Sciences.

“In 1995 the Society for Developmental Biology inaugurated the Edwin Grant Conklin Medal in his honor.” – Wikipedia