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    DescriptionJohn Avise is one of the most distinguished evolutionary biologists of our time. His groundbreaking work with mitochondrial DNA created the entire discipline of phylogeography and his work on the Pleistocene refugia hypothesis redirected scientific thinking about patterns of distribution. Spanning a remarkable thirty-five-year career, the essays gathered here were rewritten from his previously published articles and represent the first single-volume collection of Avise's work. Moving through various questions in evolutionary biology, these eclectic essays reveal Avise's unique perspectives on major topics in the field. From how to define a species to the folly of faulty applications of cladistics to connections between conservation and evolutionary biology, "On Evolution" takes the reader on a personal journey into the mind of one of the world's leading evolutionists.


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    Title
    On Evolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John C. Avise
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 268 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801886898
    ISBN 10: 0801886899
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16700
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 576.8
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000
    B&T Approval Code: A60010200
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    B&T Approval Code: A60503700
    LC classification: QH366.2 .A95 2007
    Thema V1.0: PSAJ
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    08 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    John C. Avise is a distinguished professor of ecology and evolution at the University of California, Irvine. He has served on editorial boards for fifteen scientific journals and was the president of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Genetic Association, and the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. He has published ten books, including Phylogeography: The History and Formation of Species; Molecular Markers, Natural History, and Evolution; and, most recently, Evolutionary Pathways in Nature: A Phylogenetic Approach.
    Review quote
    "A valuable undertaking... broadly accessible to the general public, and lay readers after something with a bit more substance than most popular writing on evolutionary biology." -- Danny Yee, Systematic Biology