Evolution: The First Four Billion Years

Evolution: The First Four Billion Years

by Michael Ruse
     
 

Spanning evolutionary science from its inception to its latest findings, from discoveries and data to philosophy and history, this book is the most complete, authoritative, and inviting one-volume introduction to evolutionary biology available.See more details below

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Spanning evolutionary science from its inception to its latest findings, from discoveries and data to philosophy and history, this book is the most complete, authoritative, and inviting one-volume introduction to evolutionary biology available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674031753
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1008
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.50(d)

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Edward O. Wilson

  • Introduction

    Michael Ruse and Joseph Travis

  • The History of Evolutionary Thought

    Michael Ruse

  • The Origin of Life

    Jeffrey L. Bada and Antonio Lazcano

  • Paleontology and the History of Life

    Michael Benton

  • Adaptation

    Joseph Travis and David Reznick

  • Molecular Evolution

    Francisco J. Ayala

  • Evolution of the Genome

    Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth

  • The Pattern and Process of Speciation

    Margaret B. Ptacek and Shala J. Hankison

  • Evolution and Development

    Gregory A. Wray

  • Social Behavior and Sociobiology

    Daniel I. Rubenstein

  • Human Evolution

    Henry M. McHenry

  • Evolutionary Biology of Disease

    Michael F. Antolin and Darwinian Medicine

  • Beyond the Darwinian Paradigm: Understanding Biological Forms

    Brian Goodwin

  • Philosophy of Evolutionary Thought

    Kim Sterelny

  • Evolution and Society

    Manfred D. Laubichler and Jane Maienschein

  • American Antievolutionism: Retrospect and Prospect

    Eugenie C. Scott

  • Alphabetical Guide
  • Contributors
  • Index

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