704 pages, Col photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps
Please note, the 5th edition is available.
Building on the strengths of the first edition, this undergraduate textbook continues to present evolution as a process, emphasizing the interplay between theory, observation, testing, and interpretation. By presenting principles through recent and classical studies and by emphasizing real-world applications it conveys the excitement and logic of evolutionary science. Among the new additions are expanded and improved coverage of population genetics and a reorganized phylogenetic coverage.
1. A Case for Evolutionary Thinking: Understanding HIV
2. The Evidence for Evolution
3. Darwinian Natural Selection.
II. MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE
4. Mutation and Genetic Variation
5. Mendelian Genetics in Populations I: Selection and Mutation as Mechanisms of Evolution
6. Mendelian Genetics in Populations II: Migration, Genetic Drift, and Nonrandom Mating
7. Evolution at Multiple Loci: Linkage and Sex
8. Evolution at Multiple Loci: Quantitative Genetics.
9. Studying Adaptation: Evolutionary Analysis of Form and Function
10. Sexual Selection
11. Kin Selection and Social Behavior
12. Aging and Other Life History Characters
13. Darwinian Medicine
IV. THE HISTORY OF LIFE
14. Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees
15. Mechanisms of Speciation
16. The Origins of Life and Precambrian Evolution
17. The Cambrian Explosion and Beyond
18. Development and Evolution
19. Human Evolution
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