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Evolution

Author: Douglas J Futuyma
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Douglas Futuyma presents an overview of current thinking on theories of evolution, aimed at an undergraduate audience.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Futuyma, Douglas J., 1942-
Evolution.
Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©2009
(OCoLC)760967567
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas J Futuyma
ISBN: 9780878932238 0878932232
OCLC Number: 316233058
Description: xvi, 633, [62] pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Evolutionary biology --
The tree of life: classification and phylogeny --
Patterns of evolution --
Evolution in the fossil record --
A history of life on earth --
The geography of evolution --
The evolution of biodiversity --
The origin of genetic variation --
Variation --
Genetic drift: evolution at random --
Natural selection and adaptation --
The genetic theory of natural selection --
Phenotypic evolution --
The evolution of life histories --
Sex and reproductive success --
Conflict and cooperation --
Species --
Speciation --
Coevolution: evolving interactions among species --
Evolution of genes and genomes --
Evolution and development --
Macroevolution: evolution above the species level --
Evolutionary science, creationism, and socieity.
Responsibility: Douglas J. Futuyma.
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