Strickberger's Evolution / Edition 4

Strickberger's Evolution / Edition 4

by Brian K. Hall, Benedikt Hallgrimsson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0763700665

ISBN-13: 9780763700669

Pub. Date: 12/06/2007

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Thoroughly updated and reorganized, Strickberger's Evolution, Fourth Edition, presents biology students with a basic introduction to prevailing knowledge and ideas about evolution, discussing how, why, and where the world and its organisms changed throughout history. Keeping consistent with Strickberger's engaging writing style, the authors carefully unfold a broad

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Thoroughly updated and reorganized, Strickberger's Evolution, Fourth Edition, presents biology students with a basic introduction to prevailing knowledge and ideas about evolution, discussing how, why, and where the world and its organisms changed throughout history. Keeping consistent with Strickberger's engaging writing style, the authors carefully unfold a broad range of philosophical and historical topics that frame the theories of today including cosmological and geological evolution and its impact on life, the origins of life on earth, the development of molecular pathways from genetic systems to organismic morphology and function, the evolutionary history of organisms from microbes to animals, and the numerous molecular and populational concepts thatexplain the earth's dynamic evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763700669
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
12/06/2007
Edition description:
4E
Pages:
762
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Creation stories6
Fossils and fairytales8
Victims of the flood10
Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck12
Extinct animals14
A series of catastrophes16
Dinosaur frenzy18
Charles Darwin20
Living evidence22
Animal and plant distribution24
Fossil evidence26
The age of the Earth28
Artificial selection30
Variation and inheritance32
The struggle for existence34
Natural selection36
Understanding adaptation38
How new species are formed40
Living intermediates42
Fossil intermediates44
Jumps and gaps46
Ladders and branches48
Gregor Mendel50
Solving the DNA puzzle52
The molecular evidence54
The origin of life56
Science and belief58
History of life60
Up to the present62
Index64

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