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The evolution of adaptive systems

Author: James P Brock
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. ; London : Academic Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The data of evolutionary biology have changed in a very radical way in recent years, the most significant input to this revolution being the advances made in developmental genetics. Another recent development is a noticeable shift away from extreme specialization in evolutionary biology. In this, we are perhaps to be reminded of George Gaylord Simpson's comments: ""evolution is an incredibly complex but at the same  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James P Brock
ISBN: 1282285025 9781282285026 9786612285028 6612285028 0080542468 9780080542461
OCLC Number: 1303302931
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (657 p.)
Contents: Front Cover; The Evolution of Adaptive Systems; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; Chapter 1. Adaptation and the Adaptive System; Chapter 2. Spatial Structure of the Adaptive Niche; Chapter 3. Dynamics of the Adaptive Niche; Chapter 4. The Selection Interface; Chapter 5. Adaptive Equilibrium; Chapter 6. The Cladogenetic Selection Interface; Chapter 7. Adaptive Potential, Biophysical Paradigms, and the Selectional Attractor; Chapter 8. Evolutionary Mode; Chapter 9. Structural Paradigms of Development; Chapter 10. Adaptive Capacity and Potential in the Mechanisms of Development Chapter 11. Developmental Genetics, Adaptive Capacity, and PotentialChapter 12. Mutation and Realization of Adaptive Potential; Chapter 13. Chromosome Structure and Adaptive Topography; Chapter 14. Evolutionary Impediments and the Adaptive Substrate for Evolutionary Change; Chapter 15. Darwinian versus Thompsonian Factors in Evolution; Chapter 16. The Morphogenetic Topology of Evolutionary Change; Chapter 17. Architecture of the Phyletic Lineage; Chapter 18. Evolutionary Rate and Episodic Evolution; Chapter 19. Stasis and the Adaptive Substrate; Chapter 20. Extinction-Lineage to Clade Chapter 21. From Lineage to TaxonEPILOGUE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE GENERAL THEORY; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Responsibility: James P. Brock.

Abstract:

The data of evolutionary biology have changed in a very radical way in recent years, the most significant input to this revolution being the advances made in developmental genetics. Another recent development is a noticeable shift away from extreme specialization in evolutionary biology. In this, we are perhaps to be reminded of George Gaylord Simpson's comments: ""evolution is an incredibly complex but at the same time integrated and unitary process."" The main objective of this book is to illustrate how natural adaptive systems evolve as a unity--with the particular objective of identifying.

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