Peter John Bowler, född 8 oktober 1944, är en brittisk vetenskapshistoriker. Han har i sin forskning framförallt behandlat genetikens och evolutionsteorins historia. Efter att ha avlagt kandidatexamen vid University of Cambridge 1966 och doktorsexamen vid University of Toronto 1971, blev Bowler 1992 professor i vetenskapshistoria vid Queen's University Belfast.[1] Han var ordförande för British Society for the History of Science mellan 2004 och 2006.[2]

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Bowler är ledamot av British Academy och medlem i Royal Irish Academy.[1]

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  • Fossils and Progress: Paleontology and the Idea of Progressive Evolution in the Nineteenth Century (New York: Science History Publications, 1976)
  • The Eclipse of Darwinism: Anti-Darwinian Evolution Theories in the Decades Around 1900 (Baltimore och London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983)
  • Evolution: the history of an idea (Berkely: University of California Press, 1983)
  • Theories of Human Evolution: A Century of Debate, 1844-1944 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1986)
  • The Non-Darwinian Revolution: Reinterpreting a Historical Myth (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988)
  • The Invention of Progress: Victorians and the Past (Oxford: Blackwell, 1989)
  • The Mendelian Revolution: The Emergence of Hereditarian Concepts in Modern Science and Society (London: Athlone Press, 1989)
  • The Fontana History of the Environmental Sciences (London: Fontana Press, 1992)
  • Biology and Social Thought: 1850-1914 : Five Lectures Delivered at the International Summer School in History of Science Uppsala, July 1990 (Berkely: University of California at Berkeley, 1993)
  • Life’s splendid drama: evolutionary biology and the reconstruction of life’s ancestry, 1860–1940 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996)
  • Charles Darwin: The Man and His Influence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)
  • Reconciling science and religion: the debate in early twentieth-century Britain (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001)
  • (medförfattare Iwan Rhys Morus) Making modern science: a historical survey (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005)
  • Monkey Trials and Gorilla Sermons: Evolution and Christianity from Darwin to Intelligent Design (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2007)
  • Q&A Darwin: Off the Record (med förord av Richard Dawkins) (Watkins Publishing, 2010)
  • Darwin Deleted: Imagining a World Without Darwin (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013)

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