Evolution / Edition 2

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Overview

Futuyma (State University of New York-Stony Brook) begins this accessible and attractive text for undergraduates with phylogeny as a framework for inferring history, and history as the natural perspective for evolutionary biology. Information on human evolution is distributed throughout. A final chapter addresses the evidence for evolution, the nature of science, and the failings of creationism. Pedagogical features include chapter summaries, problems, and discussion topics, plus color photos. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878932238
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 698
  • Sales rank: 1,122,562
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Evolutionary biology 1
2 The tree of life : classification and phylogeny 17
3 Patterns of evolution 43
4 Evolution in the fossil record 67
5 A history of life on earth 91
6 The geography of evolution 117
7 The evolution of biodiversity 139
8 The origin of genetic variation 161
9 Variation 189
10 Genetic drift : evolution at random 225
11 Natural selection and adaptation 247
12 The genetical theory of natural selection 269
13 Evolution of phenotypic traits 297
14 Conflict and cooperation 325
15 Species 353
16 Speciation 379
17 How to be fit : reproductive success 405
18 Coevolution : evolving interactions among species 429
19 Evolution of genes and genomes 449
20 Evolution and development 473
21 Macroevolution : evolution above the species level 501
22 Evolutionary science, creationism, and society 523
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