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Evolution

Author: Mark Ridley
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This edition of Mark Ridley's 'Evolution' now includes two new chapters on evolutionary genomics and evolution and development, and a supporting website provides downloadable PowerPoint presentations and other supplementary material.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Ridley
ISBN: 1405103450 9781405103459
OCLC Number: 51330593
Description: xxv, 751 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Contents: The Rise of Evolutionary Biology --
Molecular and Mendelian Genetics --
The Evidence for Evolution --
Natural Selection and Variation --
Evolutionary Genetics --
The Theory of Natural Selection --
Random Events in Population Genetics --
Natural Selection and Random Drift in Molecular Evolution --
Two-locus and Multilocus Population Genetics --
Quantitative Genetics --
Adaptation and Natural Selection --
Adaptive Explanation --
The Units of Selection --
Adaptations in Sexual Reproduction --
Evolution and Diversity --
Species Concepts and Intraspecific Variation --
Speciation --
The Reconstruction of Phylogeny --
Classification and Evolution --
Evolutionary Biogeography --
Macroevolution --
The History of Life --
Evolutionary Genomics --
Evolutionary Developmental Biology --
Rates of Evolution --
Coevolution --
Extinction and Radiation.
Responsibility: Mark Ridley.

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