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Evolution

Author: Colin Patterson
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Comstock Pub. Associates, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Introducing the latest ideas on how life originated and diversified on earth, this new edition of a classic work provides a concise and engaging summary of modern evolutionary theory. The heavily illustrated book is intended for readers with little or no formal training in science and is an ideal introduction for students. Teachers of biology will also find the book a valuable reference text."--Jacket.
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Patterson, Colin.
Evolution.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Comstock Pub. Associates, 1999
(OCoLC)647518899
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Patterson
ISBN: 0801436427 9780801436420 0801485940 9780801485947
OCLC Number: 39724234
Description: ix, 166 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Propositions --
Species --
Variation within species --
Heredity --
Genetics and variation --
Mutation --
Natural selection theory --
Selection in action --
Neutral evolution and the molecular clock --
Gene families and gene evolution --
Origin of species --
Speciation in the Galapagos Islands --
Hierarchy of life --
Proof and disproof; science and politics --
Origin and early evolution of life --
Evolution and humanity --
Who's who.
Responsibility: Colin Patterson.

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