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The Evolution of Life Histories

By: Stephen C Stearns
249 pages, Figs, tabs
The Evolution of Life Histories
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  • The Evolution of Life Histories ISBN: 9780198577416 Paperback May 1992 In stock
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About this book

Introduces life history evolution to postgraduate students doing research in population biology, ecology or evolutionary biology. It discusses major analytical tools, gives examples of their applications, and provides problems for discussion at the end of each chapter.


Prologue; Part I: Evolutionary explanation; Demography: age and stage structure; Quantitative genetics and reaction norms; Trade-offs; Lineage-specific effects; Part II: Age and size at maturity; Number and size of offspring; Reproductive lifespan and ageing; Appendices; Glossary; References; Author index; Subject index.

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By: Stephen C Stearns
249 pages, Figs, tabs
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One of the most beneficial actions an adviser could take for a new graduate student in evolutionary biology would be to put Stearns" book in her or his hands and say, "Read this." Science
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