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Evolutionary perspectives on pregnancy

Author: John C Avise; Trudy H Nicholson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Covering both the internal and external incubation of offspring, this book provides a biology-rich survey of the natural history, ecology, genetics, and evolution of pregnancy-like phenomena. From mammals and other live-bearing organisms to viviparous reptiles, male-pregnant fishes, larval-brooding worms, crabs, sea cucumbers, and corals, the world's various species display pregnancy and other forms of parental  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Avise; Trudy H Nicholson
ISBN: 9780231160605 0231160607 9780231531450 0231531451
OCLC Number: 794366376
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: xvii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: One generation inside another --
Verebrate live-bearers : the borne and the born --
Vertebrate alternatives to standard pregnancy --
Nonvertebrate brooders --
Human pregnancy in mythology and in real life --
Natural selection during mammalian pregnancy --
Sexual selection and piscine pregnancy --
Pregnancy in a comparative light --
Epilogue --
Appendix. Molecular-genetic parentage analysis --
Glossary.
Responsibility: John C. Avise ; animal drawings by Trudy Nicholson.

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John C. Avise, one of the greatest naturalists and evolutionary biologists of the modern era, takes us on a fascinating journey through the amazing diversity of pregnancy-related phenomena in the Read more...

 
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