Books  Evolutionary Biology  Evolutionary Biology 

Trees of Life: Essays in Philosophy of Biology

Series: Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science

Edited By: P Griffiths

288 pages, Illus

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #21116 | ISBN: 0792317092
Availability: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £135.00 $168/€156 approx

About this book

Essays include: Punctuated Equilibrium and Macroevolution (K Stereiny); Margins of Cladistics: Identity, Difference and Place in the Emergence of Phylogenetic Systematics 1864-1975 (R Craw); Against Otogeny (J Morss).


Contents

Part 1 Beyond natural selection: models of cultural evolution, E. Sober; punctuated equilibrium and macroevolution, K. Sterelny; margins of cladistics - identity, difference and place in the emergence of phylogenetic systematics 1864-1975, R. Craw. Part 2 Central concepts of evolutionary theory: adaptive explanation and the concept of a vestige, P. Griffiths; selection, drift and the aims of evolutionary theory, T. Shanahan. Part 3 The developmental systems approach: death of the gene - developmental systems strike back, R. Gray; ontogeny and phylogeny - a case of metarecapitulation?, S. Oyama; against ontogeny, J.R. Morss.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

The Big Cats and their Fossil Relatives

NHBS Special Offer Price: £14.99 £24.95 (Save £9.96) $19/€17 approx (ends 31/03/2017)

Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

NHBS Special Offer Price: £36.99 £62.95 (Save £25.96) $46/€43 approx (ends 31/03/2017)

Alfred Russel Wallace

NHBS Price: £12.99 $16/€15 approx

Avian Evolution

NHBS Price: £64.99 $81/€75 approx

How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)

NHBS Price: £19.50 $24/€22 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194