880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267, United States
In 1974, Larson graduated from Williams College with Bachelor of Arts degree.
Madison, Wisconsin 53706, United States
In 1976, Larson obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Also, in 1985, he received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the same university.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States
In 1979, he received a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University.
500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States
In 1993, he attended the University of Michigan.
(This updated classic work presents a balanced historical ...)
This updated classic work presents a balanced historical interpretation of legal and educational debates over evolutionism.
(In the first book to explore the theory and practice of e...)
In the first book to explore the theory and practice of eugenics in the American South, Edward J. Larson shows how the quest for "strong bloodlines" expressed itself in state laws and public policies from the Progressive Era through World War II. Larson shows how the seemingly broad-based eugenics movement was in fact a series of distinct campaigns by small groups of determined individuals for legislation at the state level.
(Edward Larson's classic Summer for the Gods is the single...)
Edward Larson's classic Summer for the Gods is the single most authoritative account of this pivotal event. An afterword assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution, and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.
(Authors Larson and Amundsen survey the history of euthana...)
Authors Larson and Amundsen survey the history of euthanasia in Christendom. Since Christian attitudes toward suicide are relevant to the discussion of active, voluntary euthanasia, they trace suicide from early Christianity into the modern period. Also, they conclude with three chapters of detailed and penetrating counsel on how Christians should engage the euthanasia debate today.
("Evolution's Workshop" tells the story of Darwin's explor...)
"Evolution's Workshop" tells the story of Darwin's explorations on the Galapagos Islands.
(In this lively, deeply erudite work, Edward J. Larson tak...)
In this lively, deeply erudite work, Edward J. Larson takes his readers on a guided tour of Darwin’s "dangerous idea", from its theoretical antecedents in the early nineteenth century to the brilliant breakthroughs of Darwin and Wallace, to Watson and Crick’s stunning discovery of the DNA double helix and to the triumphant neo-Darwinian synthesis and rising sociobiology today.
("A Magnificent Catastrophe" is history writing at its evo...)
"A Magnificent Catastrophe" is history writing at its evocative best: the riveting story of the last great contest of the founding period.
(This slim volume reviews the key aspects, current and his...)
This slim volume reviews the key aspects, current and historical, of the creation-evolution debate in the United States. Larson discusses such topics, as the transatlantic response to Darwinism, the American controversy over teaching evolution in public schools and the religious views of American scientists. He recalls the theological qualms about evolution, held by some leading scientists of Darwin's time. He looks at the 2006 Dover, Pennsylvania, court decision on teaching Intelligent Design and other cases, leading back to the landmark 1925 Scopes trial.
(This work presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic ex...)
This work presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it's the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton and others in a larger scientific, social and geopolitical context.
(In this work, Edward J. Larson reveals, how George Washin...)
In this work, Edward J. Larson reveals, how George Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as the first president.
(This is narrative of the most adventurous year of all tim...)
This is narrative of the most adventurous year of all time: in 1909, three daring expeditions, led by Ernest Shackleton, Robert Peary and the dashing Duke of the Abruzzi, simultaneously raced to the top, bottom and heights of the world.
Initially, Edward studied at Mansfield public schools. In 1974, he graduated from Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Later, in 1976, Larson obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He continued his education at Harvard University, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree in 1979.
Later, Edward again went to study at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and got a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1985. In 1993, he also attended the University of Michigan.
In 2004, Larson received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Ohio State University.
In 1979, Edward started his career as an attorney at the law firm Wright & Tremaine (present-day Davis Wright Tremaine) in Seattle, Washington, a post he held till 1982, when he was appointed an associate counsel at the United States House of Representatives. Edward held this position till 1986.
During the period from 1986 till 1987, Larson acted as a counsel at the United States Office of Educational Research and Improvement. In 1987, he moved to the University of Georgia, where he was appointed Richard B. Russell Professor of American History and Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law. Between 2001-2004, Edward held a post of a Chair of History Department at the same university.
During his lifetime, Edward also worked as a Visiting Professor at different educational establishments, including Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 in 1996, Leiden University in 2000-2001. In 2003, Larson participated in the National Science Foundation's 2003 Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. In 2005, he acted as a Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine School of Law. Moreover, in 2006, he became a panelist for Human Genome Project at the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation in Washington.
Also, in 2006, he was appointed Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. Currently, Larson holds a post of a senior fellow of the University of Georgia's Institute of Higher Education and Professor at Pepperdine School of Law.
(This is narrative of the most adventurous year of all tim...)2018
("A Magnificent Catastrophe" is history writing at its evo...)2007
(This updated classic work presents a balanced historical ...)1985
(This slim volume reviews the key aspects, current and his...)2007
(Edward Larson's classic Summer for the Gods is the single...)1997
(In the first book to explore the theory and practice of e...)1995
("Evolution's Workshop" tells the story of Darwin's explor...)2001
(Authors Larson and Amundsen survey the history of euthana...)1998
(This work presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic ex...)2011
(In this lively, deeply erudite work, Edward J. Larson tak...)2004
(In this work, Edward J. Larson reveals, how George Washin...)2014
Edward J. Larson is a member of Washington State Bar Association. During the period from 1984 till 1997, he was a committee chair at the History of Science Society. Moreover, Larson is a former fellow of Seattle’s Discovery Institute.
As a child, Larson hosted Martin Luther King Jr. in his home. He also met and had lunch with a famous Michelle Triola.
Edward J. Larson married Lucy Kaiser on July 29, 1990. Their marriage produced two children — Sarah and Luke.