Evolution / Edition 2

Evolution / Edition 2

by Colin Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801436427

ISBN-13: 9780801436420

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Introducing the latest ideas on how life originated and diversified on earth, this new edition of a classic work provides a concise and engaging summary of modern evolutionary theory. The heavily illustrated book is intended for readers with little or no formal training in science and is an ideal introduction for students. Teachers of biology will also find the book a…  See more details below

Overview

Introducing the latest ideas on how life originated and diversified on earth, this new edition of a classic work provides a concise and engaging summary of modern evolutionary theory. The heavily illustrated book is intended for readers with little or no formal training in science and is an ideal introduction for students. Teachers of biology will also find the book a valuable reference text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801436420
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
12/1/2006
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
7.69(w) x 10.01(h) x 0.69(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First and Second Editions
Biography
Foreword
1Propositions1
2Species2
3Variation within species4
4Heredity10
5Genetics and variation24
6Mutation28
7Natural selection theory37
8Selection in action48
9Neutral evolution and the molecular clock62
10Gene families and gene evolution68
11The origin of species78
12Speciation in the Galapagos Islands85
13The hierarchy of life100
14Proof and disproof: science and politics116
15The origin and early evolution of life124
16Evolution and humanity140
17Who's who149
Further reading154
Glossary156
Index161

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