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De Beer, G. R. (Gavin Rylands), Sir, 1899-
Atlas of evolution.
[London] Nelson, 1964
|All Authors / Contributors:||
G R De Beer, Sir
|Description:||202 p. illus., ports.|
|Contents:||Evolution. The problem of adaptation. Correlated adaptation. The theory of natural selection. The significance of similarity. Parasitism. Classification : Chordata. Geographical distribution. Palaeontology. Variation. Phenotypic variation. Genotypic variation. The chromosome mechanism. Genes. Genes determine sex. Genes mutate. What genes are made of. How genes work. Artificial selection. Natural selection in action. Sexual selection. The genetical theory of natural selection. Darwinian selection and Mendelian genetics. The significance of particular inheritance. The relative importance of mutation and selection in evolution. Natural selection works blindly. How adaptations arise. Early stages of adaptations. The origin of species. Geographical isolation. Polytypic species. Ecological isolation. Genetic isolation. How many species are there? The origin of genera and higher categories of classification. Centres of evolution. The major steps of evolution. The origin of life. The kinds of life. The evolution of sex. The multi-cellular state embryonic development and death. The course of evolution in plants. The course of evolution in animals. The pattern of evolution. The evolution of man. Man's place in nature. The time-scale of the evolution of man. Man's ape-like ancestors in the Miocene and Pliocene periods. The transition from ape to man. Earliest men. The emergence of modern man. The spread of man. The races of man. Psych-social evolution.|