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Evolution : making sense of life

Author: Carl Zimmer; Douglas John Emlen
Publisher: New York : Roberts, 2018. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Science writer Carl Zimmer and evolutionary biologist Douglas Emlen have produced a thoroughly revised new edition of their widely praised evolution textbook.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Zimmer; Douglas John Emlen
ISBN: 9781319202590 1319202594
OCLC Number: 1051973071
Description: 1 online resource (752 pages)
Contents: 1. The Whale and the Virus: How Scientists Study Evolution --
2. From Natural Philosophy to Darwin: A Brief History of Evolutionary Ideas --
3. What the Rocks Say: How Geology and Paleontology Reveal the History of Life --
4. The Tree of Life: How Biologists Use Phylogeny to Reconstruct the Deep Past --
5. Raw Material: Heritable Variation among Individuals --
6. The Ways of Change: Drift and Selection --
7. Beyond Alleles: Quantitative Genetics and the Evolution of Phenotypes --
8. Natural Selection: Empirical Studies in the Wild --
9. The History in Our Genes --
10. Adaptation: From Genes to Traits --
11. Sex: Causes and Consequences --
12. After Conception: The Evolution of Life History and Parental Care --
13. The Origin of Species --
14. Macroevolution: The Long Run --
15. Intimate Partnership: How Species Adapt to Each Other --
16. Minds and Microbes: The Evolution of Behavior --
17. Human Evolution: A New Kind of Ape --
18. Evolutionary Medicine.
Responsibility: Carl Zimmer, Douglas J. Emlen.

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