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Frogs, flies, and dandelions : speciation--the evolution of new species

Author: Menno Schilthuizen
Publisher: Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2001.
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How do new animal and plant species come about? How quickly does it happen? The evolution of new species (speciation), is a central theme in evolution. This work uses academic debate to explore the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Menno Schilthuizen
ISBN: 0198503938 9780198503934
OCLC Number: 318255083
Description: 245 p. : il. ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The making of species. 1: Sorting out life (what are species anyway?). 2: An isolated case? (Geographic speciation). 3: Tight spots (The magic of small populations). 4: Seductive theories (the power of sex). 5: Wham, bam, brand new species (on the instant origin of species). 6: A chronic case of Rhagoletis (the birth of an evolutionary heresy). 7: A freak show? (Apple maggots are not alone). 8: Ecotone - speciation prone? (kinks in the environment spawn species). 9: Victoria's blue genes (sex in sympatry). 10: Mystery? What mystery?. Coda; Acknowledgements; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Other Titles: Frogs, flies & dandelions
Responsibility: Menno Schilthuizen.

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"Schilthuizen's enthusiasm, clarity and humor ought to grab anyone interested in biology and evolution."--Booklist"Schilthuizen is that extreme rarity -- a biologist who writes entertainingly and Read more...

 
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