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Author: Mark Ridley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2004.
Series: Oxford readers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edition
'Evolution' contains extracts from 60 published scientific papers, by eminent scientific authors. The extracts are organized to enable the reader to sample a range of viewpoints on each topic. They can be understood as well as enjoyed by the general reader and introductory biology students.

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Genre/Form: Collected Work
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Ridley
ISBN: 0199267944 9780199267941
OCLC Number: 52990631
Description: viii, 458 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Extract from an unpublished work on species ; Abstract of a letter from C. Darwin, Esq., to Prof. Asa Gray, Boston, USA / Charles Darwin --
Weismann and modern biology / John Maynard Smith --
The nature of inheritance / R.A. Fisher --
The roles of mutation, inbreeding, crossbreeding, and selection in evolution / Sewall Wright --
Disease and evolution / J.B.S. Haldane --
A résumé of investigations on the evolution of melanism in the Lepidoptera / H.B.D. Kettlewell --
Melanic morph frequency in the peppered moth in the Manchester area / L.M. Cook, R.L.H. Dennis and G.S. Mani --
Birth weight and gestation time in relation to maternal age, parity, and infant survival / Mary N. Karn and L.S. Penrose --
Natural selection associated with birth weight : towards the end of the stabilizing component / L. Ulizzi and L. Terrenato --
Oscillating selection on Darwin's finches / H. Lisle Gibbs and Peter R. Grant --
The paradox of variation / R.C. Lewontin --
Recent development of the neutral theory viewed from the Wrightian tradition of theoretical population genetics / Motoo Kimura --
The nature of adaptation / R.A. Fisher --
Adaptation and natural selection / G.C. Williams --
Adaptation versus selection in progress / A. Grafen --
An operational, nonhistorical definition of adaptation / H.K. Reeve and P.W. Sherman --
The genetics of adaptation : a reassessment / H. Allen Orr and Jerry A. Coyne --
The perfection of animals / A.J. Cain --
The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm : a critique of the adaptationist programme / S.J. Gould and R.C. Lewontin --
The selfish gene / Richard Dawkins --
Typological versus population thinking ; Species concepts and their application / E. Mayr --
The sterility of hybrids / Charles Darwin --
Reproductive isolation as a product of genetic divergence and natural selection / Theodosius Dobzhansky --
Laboratory experiments on speciation : what have we learned in 40 years? / William R. Rice and Ellen E. Hostert --
The evolutionary genetics of speciation / Jerry A. Coyne and H. Allen Orr --
Ecological basis of postmating isolation / Dolph Schluter --
Hybrid speciation / V. Grant --
Speciation in the fossil record / Douglas H. Erwin and Robert L. Anstey --
Homology : an unsolved problem / Gavin De Beer --
The ey gene / Richard Dawkins --
Molecules and morphology : where's the homology? / W.J. Dickinson --
The fundamental law of organic evolution / E. Haeckel --
Three poems / W. Garstang --
Lateral gene transfer and the nature of bacterial innovation / Howard Ochman, Jeffrey G. Lawrence, and Eduardo A. Groisman --
The origins of genomic duplications in Arabidopsis / Todd J. Vision, Daniel G. Brown, and Steven D. Tanksley --
Initital sequencing and analysis of the human genome / International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium --
Genetics and the making of Homo sapiens / Sean B. Carroll --
Co-option of eye structures and genes / R.A. Raff --
Planetary biology--
paleontological, geological, and molecular histories of life / Steven A. Benner, M. Daniel Caraco, J. Michael Thomson --
From chemistry to heridity / John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry --
Disparate rates, differing fates : tempo and mode of evolution changed from the Precambrian to the Phanerozoic / J. William Schopf --
Evolutonary explosions and the phylogenetic fuse / Alan Cooper and Richard Fortey --
Towards a new synthesis : major evolutionary trends in the angiosperm fossil record / David Dilcher --
An unsolved problem of biology / P.B. Medawar --
The origin of the genetic code / F.H.C. Crick --
The maintenance of sex / J. Maynard Smith --
A caricature of seed dispersal by animal guts / D.H. Janzen --
A pessimistic estimate of the time required for an eye to evolve / Dan-E. Nilsson and Susanne Pelger --
Evolutionary novelty : the example of lactose synthetase / John Gerhart and Mark Kirschner --
The evolution of mutation rates : separating causes from consequences / Paul D. Sniegowski [and others] --
Immunological time scale for hominid evolution / Vincent M. Sarich and Allan C. Wilson --
Evolution at two levels in humans and chimpanzees / Mary-Claire King and A.C. Wilson --
Divergence between samples of chimpanzee and human DNA sequences is 5%, counting indels / Roy J. Britten --
Our load of mutations / H.J. Muller --
On the non-existence of human races / Frank B. Livingstone --
The scars of human evolution / Wilton M. Krogman --
The big bang / Steven Pinker --
Evolution's struggle for existence in America's public schools / Michael F. Antolin and Joan M. Herbers --
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution / Theodosius Dobzhansky --
The argument from design / David Hume --
On the molecular theory of evolution / J.L. Monod --
Evolution and ethics / Thomas Henry Huxley --
Humans as the world's greatest evolutionary force / Stephen R. Palumbi.
Series Title: Oxford readers.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Ridley.
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