Genetics, Paleontology, and Macroevolution / Edition 2

Genetics, Paleontology, and Macroevolution / Edition 2

by Jeffrey S. Levinton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521803179

ISBN-13: 9780521803175

Pub. Date: 04/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This expanded and updated second edition offers a comprehensive look at macroevolution and its underpinnings, with a primary emphasis on animal evolution. From a Neodarwinian point of view, the book integrates evolutionary processes at all levels to explain the diversity of animal life. It examines a wide range of topics including genetics, speciation, development,

Overview

This expanded and updated second edition offers a comprehensive look at macroevolution and its underpinnings, with a primary emphasis on animal evolution. From a Neodarwinian point of view, the book integrates evolutionary processes at all levels to explain the diversity of animal life. It examines a wide range of topics including genetics, speciation, development, evolution, constructional and functional aspects of form, fossil lineages, and systematics, and --in a major new chapter--takes a hard look at the Cambrian explosion. The author delves into the age of molecular science and integrates important recent contributions made to our understanding of evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521803175
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2015
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
634
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; 1. Macroevolution: the problem and the field; 2. Genealogy, systematics, and macroevolution; 3. Genetics, speciation, and trans-specific evolution; 4. Development and evolution; 5. The constructional and functional aspects of form; 6. Patterns of morphological change in fossil lineages; 7. Patterns of diversity, origination, and extinction; 8. A Cambrian explosion?; Glossary; References; Author index; Subject index.

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