This new fifth edition presents the field of evolution as a living, breathing science. Extensively revised for clarity and currency, Evolution, 5th Edition, includes updated coverage in evolutionary genetics and genomics to illustrate the rapidly moving science of evolution and emphasizes the interplay between theory and empirical test hypotheses, acquainting students with the process of science. Evolution is available in a dynamic interactive enhanced e-book that allows students hone their problem-solving and data analysis skills while seeing the evolution in the context of their life.
Chapter 1. An Idea that Changed the World
Chapter 2. The Tree of Life
Chapter 3. Natural Selection and Adaptation
Chapter 4. Mutation and Variation
Chapter 5. The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection
Chapter 6. Genetic Drift: Evolution at Random
Chapter 7. Quantitative Traits
Chapter 8. Evolution in Space
Chapter 9. Species and Speciation
Chapter 10. The Evolution of Genes and Genomes
Chapter 11. Evolution and Development
Chapter 12. All about Sex
Chapter 13. Cooperation and Conflict
Chapter 14. Evolutionary Ecology: How to be Fit
Chapter 15. Interactions among Species
Chapter 16. Phylogeny: The Unity and Diversity of Life
Chapter 17. The History of Life
Chapter 18. The Geography of Evolution
Chapter 19. Macroevolution: Evolution above the Species Level
Chapter 20. The Evolutionary Story of Homo sapiens
Chapter 21. Evolution and Society
Chapter 22. A Statistics Primer
Douglas Futuyma is recognized as one of the world's leading evolutionary biologists. His research is focused on the evolution and coevolution of ecological interactions among different species, especially between plants and herbivorous insects. His work with insects and host plants began as research to account for all of the genetic variation that has occurred in evolution. He is well known as the author of a leading college textbook on biological evolution and of a trade book that addresses creationist opposition to teaching evolution.
Mark Kirkpatrick is T.S. Painter Centennial Professor of Genetics at the University of Texas, Austin and heads the Kirkpatrick Lab. His work uses mathematical models and develops statistical tools to test hypotheses. Topics of focus include chromosome evolution, speciation, sexual selection and species ranges.
"Evolution is good at providing a lot of empirical examples for each major concept, and I generally like the organization, particularly in the early units, where chapters build on each other in a good natural progression."
– Jeremy Yoder, CSU Northridge
"Very good combination of large-scale evolutionary trends and overview of our understanding of evolution of Homo sapiens."
– Alyssa Bell, Cal Poly Pomona
"Generally quite well-organized and clearly written. Important topics are generally covered to a level that I would feel is appropriate for students in my class. The examples are generally interesting and well-illustrated."
– Rene Malenfant, University of New Brunswick
"Very well written and is probably the best textbook on evolution on the market right now. Full of data, including recent findings."
– Mark Sturtevant, Oakland University