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Overview

The Popular conception of evolution as Tennyson's "Nature, red in tooth and claw" envisions one organism pitted agains the other in a struggle for survival. Yet, increased knowledge of the physical history of the Earth, the present physical limits for life, and the realization that we are living in a time of rapid human-induced environmental change, make the time ripe to revisit physical influences as drivers of evolution. This is particularly relevant to the issue of searching for life in what are seen as extreme envitonments on present earth, in the distant past and near future and searching for life on other bodies such as Europa and Mars. Thus, the time is right to examine the role of the physical environment in shaping evolution. The editors invited top researchers to assess key events in evolution, from the origin of life to human evolution and the potential for life to evolve elsewhere and gauge the role of the physical environment. The results are surprising as the reader is left with the view that the environment has molded events from evolution to extinctions and even human culture.

Audience: Faculty, advanced undergradutates, graduate students, and researchers in all branches of biology, evolution, earth sciences, astrobiology, and cosmology.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An excellent text for introductory courses in biology, geology, and evolution."
- SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST (May 2006)

"...well-written attempts at opening a broad range of material to an interested audience...Highly recommended."
-E-STREAMS (March 2004)

"...recommended for libraries supporting undergraduate programs in biology..."
-CHOICE (March 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125986557
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 7/8/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn J. Rothschild, a Research Scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center, is immersed in the field of Astrobiology. She has broad training in biology, with degrees from Yale University, Indiana University, and Brown University. At NASA her research has focused on how life has evolved in the context of the physical environment, both here and potentially elsewhere. She has studied carbon metabolism and DNA damage and repair in algal mats, work that has taken her to field sites in Baja, Yellowstone National Park and thermal areas on New Zealand. As a result of this work she has become an acknowledged authority in the study of extremophiles, and wrote an invited review on them for Nature (2001). Recent honors have included election to the Presidency of the Social of Protozoologists, founding editor of the International Journal of Astrobiology, and a fellow of the Linnean Society of London. She has made several television and radio appearances, including on the Discovery Channel and World News Tonight, and lectures worldwide including most recently at the Vatican Observatory.

Adrian Lister is Professor Palaeobiology at University College London. After a degree in Zoology from the University of Cambridge, he began research on Quaternary (Ice Age) mammals and their evolution. Today he is acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on the biology and evolution of the mammoth and other ice-age species. He has worked on many excavations and fossil collections around the world, and has recently also become active in the field of elephant conservation. He has published over 100 scientific papers and the highly acclaimed book (with Paul G. Bahn) 'Mammoths'. He is on the Council of the Linnean Society of London and is a member of the Elephant working Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In 1998 he was awarded the Stopes Medal of the Geologists' Association for research into the environment of early Man.

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Table of Contents

The Physical Setting for Early Life
An Evolutionary Perspective of Nitrogen Fixation
The Coupled Evolution of Life and Atmospheric Oxygen
Chemistry of the Early Oceans
The Role of Carbon Dioxide in Plant Evolution
Solar Energy and Life
Could Life Travel across Interplanetary Space?
Genome Evolution and the Impact of the Physical Environment
The Impact of Gravity on Life
Gravity, the Atmosphere and the Evolution of Animal Locomotion
Evolution and Low Temperatures
Temperature, Tectonics, and Evolution
The Interplay of Physical and Biotic Factors in Macroevolution
The Causes of Phanerozoic Extinctions
Drifting Continents and Life on Earth
Land-Sea Relations and Speciation in the Marine and Terrestrial Realms
Tectonics, Climatic Change, and the Evolution of Mammalian Ecosystems
Ice Ages, Species Distributions, and Evolution
Environmental Variability and Its Impace on Adaptive Evolution, with Special Reference to Human Origins
The Younger Dryas, Climatic Change, and the Beginnings of Agriculture
The Physical Constraints on Extraterrestrial Life

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