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The geometry of evolution : adaptive landscapes and theoretical morphospaces

Author: George R McGhee
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2007.
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The metaphor of the adaptive landscape - that evolution via the process of natural selection can be visualized as a journey across adaptive hills and valleys, mountains and ravines - permeates both evolutionary biology and the philosophy of science. The focus of this 2006 book is to demonstrate to the reader that the adaptive landscape concept can be put into actual analytical practice through the usage of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McGhee, George R.
Geometry of evolution.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006026495
(OCoLC)71004204
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George R McGhee
ISBN: 9780511261169 0511261160 0511260598 9780511260599
OCLC Number: 162144577
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 200 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The concept of the adaptive landscape --
Modelling natural selection in adaptive landscapes --
Modelling evolutionary phenomena in adaptive landscapes --
The concept of the theoretical morphospace --
Analysing the role of adaptive evolution in theoretical morphospaces --
Analysing evolutionary phenomena in theoretical morphospaces --
Evolutionary constraint in theoretical morphospace --
Evolutionary development in theoretical morphospace --
There is much to be done.
Responsibility: George R. McGhee, Jr.
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First published in 2006, this book demonstrates the power of the adaptive landscape concept in understanding evolution.  Read more...

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Review of the hardback: 'Theoretical morphology needs to become mainstream and find its purpose ... This book has established an extremely solid foundation ...' American Journal of Human Biology

 
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