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Making Sense of Evolution The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology

Author: Massimo Pigliucci; Jonathan Kaplan
Publisher: Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Making Sense of Evolution explores contemporary evolutionary biology, focusing on the elements of theories-selection, adaptation, and species-that are complex and open to multiple possible interpretations, many of which are incompatible with one another and with other accepted practices in the discipline. Particular experimental methods, for example, may demand one understanding of "selection," while the application  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Pigliucci; Jonathan Kaplan
ISBN: 9780226668376 0226668371 9780226668352 0226668355
OCLC Number: 1004826482
Description: 1 online resource (309 Seiten)

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Making Sense of Evolution explores contemporary evolutionary biology, focusing on the elements of theories-selection, adaptation, and species-that are complex and open to multiple possible interpretations, many of which are incompatible with one another and with other accepted practices in the discipline. Particular experimental methods, for example, may demand one understanding of "selection," while the application of the same concept to another area of evolutionary biology could necessitate a very different definition. Spotlighting these conceptual difficulties and pre ...

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