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Evolution

TextbookOut of Print

By: Colin Patterson

166 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, maps

London Natural History Museum

Paperback | Jan 1998 | Edition: 2 | #90259 | ISBN: 0565091336
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | Edition: 2 | #100701 | ISBN: 0565091344
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About this book

Intended for students with little or no training in science.
`A classic small book about a big subject: clear, simple and up-to-date.'Steve Jones


Contents

Propositions; species; variation within the species; heredity; genetics and variation; mutation; natural selection theory; selection in action; neutral evolution and the molecular clock; gene families and gene evolution; the origin of the species; speciation in the Galapagos Islands; the hierarchy of life; proof and disproof; science and politics; the origin and early evolution of life; evolution and humanity; who's who.

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