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Modular evolution : how natural selection produces biological complexity

Author: Lucio Vinicius
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"Natural selection is more than the survival of the fittest: it is a force engendering higher biological complexity. Presenting a new explanation for the tendency of life to become more complex through evolution, this book offers an introduction to the key debates in evolutionary theory, including the role of genes and sex in evolution, the adaptive reasons for senescence and death and the origin of neural  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucio Vinicius
ISBN: 9780521429641 0521429641 9780521728775 0521728770
OCLC Number: 642351478
Description: xii, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From natural selection to the history of nature --
From the units of inheritance to the origin of species --
Multicellularity and the developmental code --
Life cycle evolution : life and death of the soma --
Sex and its consequences : the transition that never happened --
Animal societies : the case of incomplete evolutionary transitions --
The new "chain of being" : hierarchical evolution and biological complexity.
Responsibility: Lucio Vinicius.
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Presents a new theory for the emergence of biological complexity and the evolution of human uniqueness.  Read more...

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