In the Light of Evolution III: Two Centuries of Darwin

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The Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences address scientific topics of broad and current interest, cutting across the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Each year, four or five such colloquia are scheduled, typically two days in length and international in scope. Colloquia are organized by a member of the Academy, often with the assistance of an organizing committee, and feature presentations by leading scientists in the field and discussions with a hundred or more researchers with an interest in the topic. Colloquia presentations are recorded and posted on the National Academy of Sciences Sackler colloquia website and published on CD-ROM. These Colloquia are made possible by a generous gift from Mrs. Jill Sackler, in memory of her husband, Arthur M. Sackler.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309139861
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2009
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Biography Arthur M. Sackler vii

Preface to the In the Light of Evolution Series xiii

Preface to In the Light of Evolution, Volume III: Two Centuries of Darwin xv

Part I Natural Selection, or Adaptation to Nature 1

1 Natural Selection in Action During Speciation Sara Via 5

2 Adaptive Radiations: From Field to Genomic Studies Scott A. Hodges Nathan J. Derieg 27

3 Genetics and Ecological Speciation Dolph Schluter Gina L. Conte 47

4 Cascades of Convergent Evolution: The Corresponding Evolutionary Histories of Euglenozoans and Dinoflagellates Julius Luke? Brian S. Leander Patrick J. Keeling 65

Part II Artificial Selection, or Adaptation to Human Demands 85

5 From Wild Animals to Domestic Pets, an Evolutionary View of Domestication Carlos A. Driscoll David W. Macdonald Stephen J. O'Brien 89

6 Tracking Footprints of Maize Domestication and Evidence for a Massive Selective Sweep on Chromosome 10 Feng Tian Natalie M. Stevens Edward S. Buckler IV 111

7 Human-Induced Evolution Caused by Unnatural Selection Through Harvest of Wild Animals Fred W. Allendorf Jeffrey J. Hard 129

8 In the Light of Directed Evolution: Pathways of Adaptive Protein Evolution Jesse D. Bloom Frances H. Arnold 149

Part III Sexual Selection, or Adaptation to Mating Demands 165

9 Mate Choice and Sexual Selection: What Have We Learned Since Darwin? Adam G. Jones Nicholas L. Ratterman 169

10 Sexual Selection and Mating Systems Stephen M. Shuster 191

11 Reproductive Decisions Under Ecological Constraints: It's About Time Patricia Adair Gowaty Stephen P. Hubbell 213

12 Postcopulatory Sexual Selection: Darwin's Omission and Its Consequences William G. Eberhard 243

Part IV The Darwinian Legacy, 150 Years Later 263

13 Darwin and the Scientific Method Francisco J. Ayala 267

14 The Darwinian Revolution: Rethinking Its Meaning and Significance Michael Ruse 287

15 Did Darwin Write the Origin Backwards? Elliott Sober 307

16 Darwin's Place in the History of Thought: A Reevaluation Robert J. Richards 329

17 Darwin's "Strange Inversion of Reasoning" Daniel Dennett 343

References 355

Index 399

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