Strickberger's Evolution / Edition 4

Strickberger's Evolution / Edition 4

by Brian K. Hall, Benedikt Hallgrimsson
     
 

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

Ch. 1Before Darwin3
Ch. 2Darwin21
Ch. 3The Arguments and the Evidence35
Ch. 4The Darwinian Impact: Evolution and Religion57
Ch. 5The Beginning71
Ch. 6The Earth81
Ch. 7Molecules and the Origin of Life105
Ch. 8Proteins and the Genetic Code135
Ch. 9From Metabolism to Cells151
Ch. 10Genetic Constancy and Variability181
Ch. 11Systematics and Classification227
Ch. 12Molecular Phylogenies and Evolution247
Ch. 13Evolution in Plants and Fungi281
Ch. 14From Protozoa to Metazoa307
Ch. 15Evolution Among Invertebrates335
Ch. 16The Origin of Vertebrates363
Ch. 17From Water to Air: Amphibians Reptiles, and Birds381
Ch. 18Evolution of Mammals417
Ch. 19Primate Evolution and Human Origins437
Ch. 20Populations, Gene Frequencies, and Equilibrium483
Ch. 21Changes in Gene Frequencies501
Ch. 22Structure and Interaction of Populations521
Ch. 23From Races to Species545
Ch. 24Culture and the Control of Human Evolution569

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