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Evolution By Stephen C. Stearns (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, USA)

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Evolution has become an established science that illuminates and informs our understanding of many central biological issues. Focusing on key principles, this book offers a treatment of evolution. With color presentation and enhanced pedagogical features, it is meant as a text for any student wishing to gain a sound understanding of the subject.

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Evolution by Stephen C. Stearns (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, USA)

Since Charles Darwin's masterpiece 'The origin of Species by natural selection' was published in 1859, evolution has become an established science that illuminates and informs our understanding of many central biological issues from animal development to animal behaviour. Evolution 2/e stands alone amongst the major textbooks by focusing on key principles to offer a truly accessible, unintimidating treatment of this fascinating subject Part One introduces the basic mechanisms of microevolution: selection, inheritance, and development. Part Two considers how natural selection has designed organisms for reproductive success. Part Three explores macroevolutionary processes such as speciation and extinction and the techniques which are used to study these. Part Four examines key events in evolution throughout the geological record. Finally, Part Five discusses two subjects, coevolution and evolutionary medicine, which integrate and contrast micro- and macroevolution. The book closes with a chapter that recapitulates major issues, discusses unsolved problems, and looks ahead to future developments in this dynamic field. Recent advances in molecular biology and genetics have fuelled a renewed interest in evolutionary biology, and have given us new tools with which to explore the field, revolutionising our understanding of how evolutionary processes impact upon many aspects of biology. A rigorous yet engaging text, Evolution 2/e is perfect for any student wishing to gain a sound understanding of the subject. Online Resource Centre: - Figures available to download, to facilitate lecture preparation, - Self test questions linked to each chapters in the textbook - Key glossary terms in an interactive crossword format

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This book exactly meets my needs as a general introductory text for students with different scientific and biological backgrounds ... The text provides and accessible, authoritative and readable account. This is an excellent text. * Steve Waite, University of Brighton *

About Stephen C. Stearns (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, USA)


Professor Stephen Stearns, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, USA Professor Rolf Hoekstra, Professor of Genetics, Laboratory of Genetics, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

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PROLOGUE; PART I; PART II; PART III; PART IV; PART V

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Evolution by Stephen C. Stearns (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, USA)
Stephen C. Stearns (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, USA)
Used - Very Good
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Oxford University Press
2005-08-11
600
0199255636
9780199255634
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