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Evolution: An Introduction


By: Stephen Stearns and Rolf Hoekstra

381 pages, 150 illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Aug 2005 | Edition: 2 | #151027 | ISBN: 0199255636
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New edition of this excellent introduction to evolution.

Takes a fresh approach to classical topics such as population genetics and natural selection, and gives an overview of recent advances in hot areas such as sexual selection, genetic conflict, life history evolution, and phenotypic plasticity. The book introduces what is essential and exciting in evolutionary biology for the undergraduate student. The text covers the whole field while emphasising the important concepts and contains a glossary of terms for quick reference.

This book exactly meets my needs as a general introductory text for students with different scientific and biological backgrounds ... The text provides and accessible, authoritative and readable account. This is an excellent text. Steve Waite, University of Brighton


The Nature of Evolution; Adaptive Evolution; Neutral Evolution; Evolution as Changes in the Genetic Composition of Populations; The Origin and Maintenance of Genetic Variation; The Expression of Variation; The Evolution of Sex; The Evolution of Life Histories and Sex Ratios; Sexual Selection; Multilevel Selection and Genomic Conflict; Speciation; Systematics; The History of Life I - The Evolutionary Theatre; The History of Life II - Key Events in Evolution; Molecular Insights into History; Comparative Methods.

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