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Evolutionary biology

Author: Douglas J Futuyma
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Covers the genetic, developmental, and ecological mechanisms of evolutionary change, the major features of evolutionary history as revealed by phylogenetic and paleontological studies, and material  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Futuyma, Douglas J., 1942-
Evolutionary biology.
Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©1986
(OCoLC)622940556
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas J Futuyma
ISBN: 0878931880 9780878931880 087893183X 9780878931835
OCLC Number: 13822044
Description: xii, 600 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. The origin and impact of evolutionary thought --
2. The ecological context of evolutionary change --
3. Heredity: fidelity and mutability --
4. Variation --
5. Population structure and genetic drift --
6. Effects of natural selection on gene frequencies --
7. Selection on polygenic characters --
8. Speciation --
9. Adaption --
10. Determining the history of evolution --
11. The fossil record --
12. The history of biological diversity --
13. Biogeography --
14. The origin of evolutionary novelties --
15. Evolution at the molecular level --
16. The evolution of interactions among species --
17. Human evolution and social issues.
Responsibility: Douglas J. Futuyma.

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