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Encyclopedia of Evolution (2-Volume Set)

Edited By: Mark Pagel

1205 pages, b/w photos, illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #126156 | ISBN: 0195122003
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NHBS Price: £270.00 $341/€321 approx

About this book

Comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology. In 370 original articles written by leading experts, it surveys essential concepts and theories, presents methods, models, and findings, and discusses both the history of the field and current controversies.

Coverage includes:
Fundamental concepts, definitions, theory
Molecular evolution
Population genetics
Evolutionary genetics
Cell and developmental biology
History and diversity of life
Evolutionary systematics
Biogeography, biogeology. and biochronology
Behavioral ecology
Social selection
Evolution of disease
Human evolution
Mathematical models
Experimental and analytical techniques
History, sociology, and philosophy
Non-biological applications of evolutionary concepts

'A key source for researchers, as well as for students and teachers ... this is likely to be one of the most widely plagiarized books in the history of evolutionary biology.' Joel Peck, Nature 'The list of advisors and contributors reads like a who's who of biology ... an excellent resource. ' Library Journal


Contents

COVERAGE AT A GLANCE; FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS, THEORY; MOLECULAR EVOLUTION; POPULATION GENETICS; EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS; BIOGEOGRAPHY, BIOGEOLOGY. AND BIOCHRONOLOGY; SOCIAL SELECTION; EVOLUTION OF DISEASE; EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES; HISTORY, SOCIOLOGY, AND PHILOSOPHY; NON-BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY CONCEPTS; EVOLUTIONARY SYSTEMATICS; HUMAN EVOLUTION; CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY; HISTORY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY

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