Evolution for Dummies
Paperback | Mar 2008 | #168272 | ISBN-13: 9780470117736
Evolution For Dummies tracks an Evolution course or a class in which Evolution is taught and gives an objective scientific view of the subject. It explores the history and future of this theory of human creation from a scientific point of view. It explains the concepts and science behind evolution, as well as the theories and case studies that support and oppose it. It also explores how evolution effects the reader's life and the world.
Introduction. Part I: What Evolution Is. Chapter 1: What Evolution Is and Why You Need to Know. Chapter 2: The Science - Past and Present - of Evolution. Chapter 3: Getting into Your Genes: (Very) Basic Genetics. Part II: How Evolution Works. Chapter 4: Variation: A Key Requirement for Evolution. Chapter 5: Natural Selection and Adaptations in Action. Chapter 6: Random Evolution and Genetic Drift: Sometimes It's All about Chance. Chapter 7: Quantitative Genetics: When Many Genes Act at Once. Chapter 8: Species and Speciation. Chapter 9: Phylogenetics: Reconstructing the Tree of Life. Part III: What Evolution Does. Chapter 10: The Evolution of Life History. Chapter 11: Units of Selection and the Evolution of Social Behavior. Chapter 12: Evolution and Sex. Chapter 13: Co-evolution: The Evolution of Interacting Species. Chapter 14: Evo-Devo: The Evolution of Development. Chapter 15: Molecular Evolution. Part IV: Evolution and Your World. Chapter 16: Human Evolution. Chapter 17: The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance. Chapter 18: HIV: The Origin and Evolution of a Virus. Chapter 19: Influenza: One Flu, Two Flu, Your Flu, Bird Flu. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Fascinating Fossil Finds. Chapter 21: Ten Amazing Adaptations. Chapter 22: Ten Arguments against Evolution and Why They're Wrong. Index.
There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!
Dr. Greg Krukonis: Greg Kukonis has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from the University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Stanford University. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor of biology at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Tracy Barr: Tracy Barr is a professional writer and editor who has authored or co-authored several other books for Wiley, including Adoption For Dummies, Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies, Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies, and Latin For Dummies. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and four children.
There are currently no organisations listed for this subject
If you are involved in a scientific, conservation or environmental organisation and would like to be listed, please see our