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Trying Biology

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Description for Trying Biology Hardcover. Shows the importance of timing: the Scopes trial occurred at a crucial moment in the history of biology textbook. This title explores the development of biology textbooks leading up to the trial and the ways in which the textbook industry created new books and presented them as "responses" to the trial. Num Pages: 208 pages, 10 halftones. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JJ; HBJK; HBLW; HBTB; JNU; PSAJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 20. Weight in Grams: 431.
In "Trying Biology", Adam R. Shapiro convincingly dispels many conventional assumptions about the 1925 Scopes "monkey" trial. Most view it as an event driven primarily by a conflict between science and religion. Countering this, Shapiro shows the importance of timing: the Scopes trial occurred at a crucial moment in the history of biology textbook publishing, education reform in Tennessee, and progressive school reform across the country. He places the trial in this broad context - alongside American Protestant anti evolution sentiment - and in doing so sheds new light on the trial and the historical relationship of science and religion ... Read more

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The University of Chicago Press United States
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About Adam R. Shapiro
Adam R. Shapiro is a lecturer in intellectual and cultural history at Birkbeck, University of London.

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"Adam R. Shapiro has situated the Scopes trial within a much broader context than any scholar before him. Trying Biology also demonstrates how ideologues have used differing interpretations of the Scopes trial to advance their agendas. By situating the trial within this much broader framework, the author has significantly enlarged our understanding of the conversations between religion and science in ... Read more

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