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Evolutionary biology

Author: Douglas J Futuyma
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The third edition of this comprehensive book has increased its scope while emphasizing the intellectual order and molecular perspectives which have added to evolutionary studies in the 1990s.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas J Futuyma
ISBN: 0878931899 9780878931897 9780878931859 0878931856
OCLC Number: 37560100
Description: xviii, 763, [49] pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface --
To the Student --
pt. I. Background to the Study of Evolution --
Ch. 1. Evolutionary Biology --
Ch. 2. A Short History of Evolutionary Biology --
Ch. 3. Genetics and Development --
Ch. 4. Ecology: The Environmental Context of Evolutionary Change --
pt. II. Patterns and History --
Ch. 5. The Tree of Life: Classification and Phylogeny --
Ch. 6. Evolving Lineages in the Fossil Record --
Ch. 7. A History of Life on Earth --
Ch. 8. The Geography of Evolution --
pt. III. Evolutionary Processes in Populations and Species --
Ch. 9. Variation --
Ch. 10. The Origin of Genetic Variation --
Ch. 11. Population Structure and Genetic Drift --
Ch. 12. Natural Selection and Adaptation --
Ch. 13. The Theory of Natural Selection --
Ch. 14. Multiple Genes and Quantitative Traits --
Ch. 15. Species --
Ch. 16. Speciation --
pt. IV. Character Evolution --
Ch. 17. Form and Function --
Ch. 18. The Evolution of Interactions among Species --
Ch. 19. The Evolution of Life Histories --
Ch. 20. The Evolution of Behavior --
Ch. 21. The Evolution of Genetic Systems --
Ch. 22. Molecular Evolution --
pt. V. Macroevolution: Evolution above the Species Level --
Ch. 23. Development of Evolution --
Ch. 24. Pattern and Process in Macroevolution --
Ch. 25. The Evolution of Biological Diversity --
Ch. 26. Human Evolution and Variation --
Epilogue: Evolutionary Biology in the Future --
App. I. Elementary Statistics --
App. II. Contending with Creationism --
Glossary --
Literature Cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Douglas J. Futuyma.

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