186 pages, no illustrations
John Avise is one of the most distinguished evolutionary biologists of our time. From how to define a species to the folly of faulty applications of cladistics to connections between conservation and evolutionary biology, this work takes the reader on a personal journey into the mind of one of the world's leading evolutionists.
"A valuable undertaking [...] broadly accessible to the general public, and lay readers after something with a bit more substance than most popular writing on evolutionary biology."
– Danny Yee, Systematic Biology
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John C. Avise is a distinguished professor of ecology and evolution at the University of California, Irvine. He has served on editorial boards for fifteen scientific journals and was the president of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Genetic Association, and the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. He has published ten books, including Phylogeography: The History and Formation of Species; Molecular Markers, Natural History, and Evolution; and, most recently, Evolutionary Pathways in Nature: A Phylogenetic Approach.