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Evolutionary Analysis (International Edition)

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By presenting evolutionary biology as a dynamic, ongoing research effort...

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Inquiry-Driven Presentation — Presents basic principles of evolutionary biology through the analysis of new and classical research studies
Evolution presented as a process — Enables students to make connections as they see a scientific theory from observation, through testing and data analysis
Author-developed illustration program — Includes full-color photographs, diagrams and data-graphics throughout
Instructor Resource CD — Contains all of the line art as jpegs for use in your lecture presentation

By: Scott Freeman (Author), Jon C Herron (Author)

851 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour tables

Pearson Education

Paperback | Aug 2013 | Edition: 4 | #207018 | ISBN-13: 9781292023328
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About this book

For undergraduate courses in Evolution. By presenting evolutionary biology as an ongoing research effort, this best-selling text, Evolutionary Analysis, aims to help students think like scientists. The authors of Evolutionary Analysis convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications.


Contents

I. INTRODUCTION

1. A Case for Evolutionary Thinking: Understanding HIV
2. The Evidence for Evolution
3. Darwinian Natural Selection
4. Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees

II. MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE
5. Mutation and Genetic Variation
6. Mendelian Genetics in Populations I: Selection and Mutation as Mechanisms of Evolution
7. Mendelian Genetics in Populations II: Migration, Genetic Drift, and Nonrandom Mating
8. Evolution at Multiple Loci: Linkage and Sex
9. Evolution at Multiple Loci: Quantitative Genetics

III. ADAPTATION
10. Studying Adaptation: Evolutionary Analysis of Form and Function
11. Sexual Selection
12. Kin Selection and Social Behavior
13. Aging and Other Life History Characters
14. Evolution and Human Health
15. Phylogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Adaptation

IV. THE HISTORY OF LIFE
16. Mechanisms of Speciation
17. The Origins of Life and Precambrian Evolution
18. The Cambrian Explosion and Beyond
19. Development and Evolution
20. Human Evolution


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Biography

Jon Herron (University of Washington) is a dedicated teacher, author, and software developer. He is committed to improving how evolution is taught to today's students, and he enjoys staying on top of the rapidly-changing field of evolution.

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