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Evolution : the view from the cottage

Author: Jean-Pierre Rogel; Nigel Spencer
Publisher: Vancouver : Ronsdale Press, [2010] ©2010
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Moving through modern science, this title shows how new discoveries have enabled us to understand life more deeply than in Darwin's time. It focuses on the field of evolutionary developmental biology, called 'evo-devo' for short. It celebrates evolution and finds its traces everywhere around us.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rogel, Jean-Pierre.
Evolution
(OCoLC)662578491
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Pierre Rogel; Nigel Spencer
ISBN: 9781553802020 1553802020 9781553801160 1553801164
OCLC Number: 878982098
Language Note: Translation of: L'hippopotame du Saint-Laurent.
Description: 1 online resource (168 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Connected by an invisible thread --
"Mystery of mysteries" : the view from the cottage --
The tree of life and the two "D"s --
And what's your bar code? --
Hippos on the St. Lawrence --
pt. 2. All parts included : some assembly required --
The fly and the butterfly tell all --
Of finches and their beaks --
Stuck in the mud and how to get out in under 10 million years --
The thumb and the baby panda --
A very brainy animal --
pt. 3. When humans interfere with evolution --
Parasites in high gear --
Salmon under the influence --
Mr. O'Connor's stubborn struggle --
Avatars of the white bear --
Sign of the loon.
Other Titles: Hippopotame du Saint-Laurent.
Responsibility: Jean-Pierre Rogel ; translated by Nigel Spencer.
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Moving through modern science, this title shows how new discoveries have enabled us to understand life more deeply than in Darwin's time. It focuses on the field of evolutionary developmental biology, called 'evo-devo' for short. It celebrates evolution and finds its traces everywhere around us.

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