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: Farewell to Eden is the first comprehensive reference book that examines virtually every aspect of LDS doctrine relating to the world of science. From subjects as diverse as the age of the earth, extinction, evolution, quantum mechanics, and ancient American archeology, this book captures the essential elements of LDS doctrine and illustrated in clear and concise prose the gulf that exists between it and science. The book's layout includes five chapters that deal individually with specific issues relating to Mormonism and science. Within each chapter, Anderson first describes Mormon doctrine regarding the subject, and then describes what we know of the matter from science. Summary sections at the end of each chapter contrast the two, pointing to specific and important areas of disagreement. Farewell to Eden also describes the personal toll taken upon the lives of individuals who strive to hold to their Mormon up bringing while pursuing a carrier in science. A seminal work on the subject, Farewell to Eden is an essential reference guide destined for the personal libraries of every intellectual associated with or interested in the subject of Mormon theology and modern science.