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Evolution, the extended synthesis

Author: Massimo Pigliucci; Gerd Müller; Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prominent evolutionary biologists and philosophers of science survey recent work that expands the core theoretical framework underlying the biological sciences.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Pigliucci; Gerd Müller; Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research.
ISBN: 9780262513678 0262513676
OCLC Number: 804875316
Notes: Outgrowth of a meeting of the "Altenberg 16" at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in Altenberg, Austria, in July 2008.
Description: viii, 495 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Elements of an extended evolutionary synthesis / Massimo Pigliucci and Gerd B. Müller --
Reconsidering the importance of chance variation / John Beatty --
High-dimensional fitness landscapes and speciation / Sergey Gavrilets --
Multilevel selection and major transitions / David Sloan Wilson --
Integrating genomics into evolutionary theory / Gregory A. Wray --
Complexities in genome structure and evolution / Michael Purugganan --
Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance / Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb --
Niche inheritance / John Odling-Smee --
Chemical, neuronal, and linguistic replicators / Chrisantha Fernando and Eörs Szathmáry --
Facilitated variation / Marc W. Kirschner and John C. Gerhart --
Dynamical patterning modules / Stuart A. Newman --
Epigenetic innovation / Gerd B. Müller --
Origination patterns and multilevel processes in macroevolution / David Jablonski --
Phenotypic plasticity / Massimo Pigliucci --
Evolution of evolvability / Günter P. Wagner and Jeremy Draghi --
Rethinking the structure of evolutionary theory for an extended synthesis / Alan C. Love --
The dialectics of dis/unity in the evolutionary synthesis and its extensions / Werner Callebaut.
Responsibility: edited by Massimo Pigliucci and Gerd B. Müller.

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An impressive and provocative overview; it should become the focus of semester-long graduate student reading groups across the country, as it has at my home institution.-Michael J. Wade, BioScience

 
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