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Big questions in ecology and evolution

Author: Thomas N Sherratt; David M Wilkinson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Oxford biology.
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"This book provides an introduction to a range of fundamental questions that have taxed evolutionary biologists and ecologists for decades. All of the questions posed have at least a partial solution, all have seen exciting breakthroughs in recent years, yet many of the explanations have been hotly debated. Why do we age? Why cooperate? Why do so many species engage in sex? Why do the tropics have so many species?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sherratt, Thomas N.
Big questions in ecology and evolution.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2009
(DLC) 2009455612
(OCoLC)268792946
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas N Sherratt; David M Wilkinson
ISBN: 9780191563447 0191563447 9780191563454 0191563455
OCLC Number: 373465585
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 297 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Why do we age? --
Why sex? --
Why cooperate? --
Why species? --
Why are the tropics so diverse? --
Is nature chaotic? --
Why is the world green? --
Why is the sea blue? --
When did we start to change things? --
How will the biosphere end? --
General conclusions.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: Thomas N. Sherratt, David M. Wilkinson.
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This book provides an introduction to a range of fundamental questions that have taxed evolutionary biologists and ecologists for decades. All of the questions posed have at least a partial solution,  Read more...

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Each chapter is an exciting and thrilling read...This is fascinating book. Every ecologist will profit from reading it, enjoying the in-depth-analysis of central ecological questions. Ecological Read more...

 
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