Penguin Academics compact but complete and always at a reasonable price! For more than 60 years, instructors and their students have looked to Penguin trade paperbacks for state-of-the-art scholarship, accessibility, and fair prices. Longman, Penguin s sister company, aims to meet those same expectations with textbooks in our series, Penguin Academics. We ve created the Penguin Academics series with ease of use in mind the books are conveniently portable and highly readable, with engaging typefaces and interior designs. Concise yet thorough in their coverage of the basics, Penguin Academics titles are ideal for use either by themselves or in combination with other books. Related Penguin paperbacks can be found at the back of most Penguin Academic titles. In Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation, authors Richard Robbins and Mark Cohen help readers understand the nature, history, and passions behind the debate between scientific and religious versions of creation and human origin. Rather than focusing solely on scientific backgrounds, the text s chosen readings provide historical, theological, social, and political backgrounds as well. The readings are divided into three sets: The first addresses how scientists and theologians have tried to resolve the apparent contradictions between Darwin and the Bible. The second examines the different historical and cultural settings that defined the parameters of the debate, as well as their implications for religion and science on a global scale. The third describes how the debate came to center on education and explores the impacts on both teachers and students. What the reviewers are saying I find the style extremely engaging and the material presented to be extremely interesting. This is the only book I ve ever used that has prompted students to repeatedly comment on how much they re learning. Thomas B. Stevenson, Ohio University, Zanesville The book is unique in its area. James Bearden, SUNY- GeneseoRobbins, Richard H. is the author of 'Darwin, the Bible and the Debate ', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205509539 and ISBN 0205509533.