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Evolution : an introduction

Author: S C Stearns; Rolf F Hoekstra
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Evolution has become an established science that illuminates and informs our understanding of many central biological issues. Focusing on key principles, this book offers a treatment of evolution.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S C Stearns; Rolf F Hoekstra
ISBN: 0199255636 9780199255634
OCLC Number: 56964580
Description: xx, 575 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Microevolutionary concepts. Adaptive evolution ; Neutral evolution ; The genetic impact of selection on populations ; The origin and maintenance of genetic variation ; The importance of development in evolution ; The expression of variation --
Part II. Design by selection for reproductive success. The evolution of sex ; Genomic conflict ; Life histories and sex allocation ; Sexual selection --
Part III. Principles of macroevolution. Speciation ; Phylogeny and systematics ; Comparative methods: trees, maps, and traits --
Part IV. The history of life. Key events in evolution ; Major events in the geological theater ; The fossil record and life's history --
Part V. Integrating micro- and macroevolution. Coevolution ; Human evolution and evolutionary medicine ; Conclusion and prospect --
Genetic appendix --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Stephen C. Stearns, Rolf F. Hoekstra.
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