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Evolutionary Analysis / Edition 4
     

Evolutionary Analysis / Edition 4

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by Scott Freeman, Jon C. Herron
 

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ISBN-10: 0132275848

ISBN-13: 9780132275842

Pub. Date: 01/11/2007

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

By presenting evolutionary biology as an ongoing research effort, this best-seller aims to help readers think like scientists. The authors convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications. Features a new chapter on Phylogenomics and the

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By presenting evolutionary biology as an ongoing research effort, this best-seller aims to help readers think like scientists. The authors convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications. Features a new chapter on Phylogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Adaptation (Ch. 15). Offers an earlier presentation of Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees, reflecting the growing importance of this topic in the field. Includes the latest research and examples, giving students access to the most current developments in the field. Includes full-color photographs, diagrams and data-graphics throughout, developed by the author. Undergraduate courses in evolution

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132275842
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
01/11/2007
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION

1. A Case for Evolutionary Thinking: Understanding HIV

2. The Evidence for Evolution

3. Darwinian Natural Selection

4. Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees

II. MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE

5. Mutation and Genetic Variation

6. Mendelian Genetics in Populations I: Selection and Mutation as Mechanisms of Evolution

7. Mendelian Genetics in Populations II: Migration, Genetic Drift, and Nonrandom Mating

8. Evolution at Multiple Loci: Linkage and Sex

9. Evolution at Multiple Loci: Quantitative Genetics

III. ADAPTATION

10. Studying Adaptation: Evolutionary Analysis of Form and Function

11. Sexual Selection

12. Kin Selection and Social Behavior

13. Aging and Other Life History Characters

14. Evolution and Human Health

15. Phylogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Adaptation

IV. THE HISTORY OF LIFE

16. Mechanisms of Speciation

17. The Origins of Life and Precambrian Evolution

18. The Cambrian Explosion and Beyond

19. Development and Evolution

20. Human Evolution

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Evolutionary Analysis 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Nessus More than 1 year ago
Way too much genetic information, some of which is irrelevant to evolutionary theory. The fossil evidence is all but ignored. Some of the information is shaky, some of it disproven, and some outright false, but its all championed as good information. Some of it is adequate, but the margin of error is outright insane, and though actual experiments are used, it records the results, rather than the reasons for the results. If you're looking for a textbook for a class, look elsewhere, unless you want to introduce evolution to someone with a sour taste a poor information.