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Eternal ephemera - adaptation and the origin of species from the nineteenth.

Author: Niles Eldredge
Publisher: Columbia University Press, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From one of evolutionary biology's major contributors, a compelling work that unravels science's great "Mystery of Mysteries": how new species arise.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niles Eldredge
ISBN: 9780231153164 0231153163
OCLC Number: 1026735086
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: 416 sidor ; 16.6 cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Approaching Adaptation and the Origin of Species Part I. Birth of Modern Evolutionary Theory 1. The Advent of the Modern Fauna: On the Births and Deaths of Species, 1801-1831 2. Darwin and the Beagle: Experimenting with Transmutation, 1831-1836 3. Enter Adaptation and the Conflict Between Isolation and Gradual Adaptive Change, 1836-1859 Part II. Rebellion and Reinvention: The Taxic Perspective, 1935- 4. Species and Speciation Reconsidered, 1935- 5. Punctuated Equilibria: Speciation and Stasis in Paleontology, 1968- 6. Speciation and Adaptation: Large-Scale Patterns in the Evolution of Life, 1972- Notes Bibliography Index

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Very cutting edge. The historical insights in this book are original and bring in interesting and important themes in the thinking about species and speciation. -- Donald R. Prothero, author of Read more...

 
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