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Evolution (International Edition)

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Evolution

Evolution presents foundational concepts through a contemporary framework...

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By: Carl T Bergstrom (Author), Lee Alan Dugatkin (Author)

753 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps, colour tables

W.W. Norton & Co.

Paperback | Jan 2012 | Edition: 1 | #195307 | ISBN-13: 9780393913491
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About this book

Written by active researchers to present a contemporary view of the field, Evolution makes the big themes in evolutionary biology accessible by introducing them early and integrating them thoroughly. Extensive, in-depth, current research examples, an emphasis on problem solving, and a stunning art program engage students, helping them to understand fundamental concepts and processes.


Contents

Part I: Foundations of Evolutionary Biology
Chapter 1: An Overview of Evolutionary Biology
Chapter 2: Early Evolutionary Ideas and Darwin's Insight
Chapter 3: Natural Selection
Chapter 4: Phylogeny and Evolutionary History
Chapter 5: Inferring Phylogeny

Part II: Evolutionary Genetics
Chapter 6: Transmission Genetics and the Sources of Genetic Variation
Chapter 7: The Genetics of Populations
Chapter 8: Evolution in Finite Populations
Chapter 9: Evolution at Multiple Loci
Chapter 10: Genome Evolution

Part III: The History of Life
Chapter 11: The Origin and Evolution of Early Life
Chapter 12: Major Transitions
Chapter 13: Evolution and Development
Chapter 14: Species and Speciation
Chapter 15: Extinction

Part IV: Adaptations
Chapter 16: The Evolution of Sex
Chapter 17: Sexual Selection
Chapter 18: The Evolution of Sociality
Chapter 19: Coevolution
Chapter 20: Evolution and Medicine


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