Evolution

Evolution

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Evolution is unlike any other theory in science in the generality of its interest and the excellence of the authors who write about it. This anthology contains extracts from over 60 scientific papers, by authors such as Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, Francis Crick and Jacques Monod. It starts with Charles Darwin, but concentrates on modern research, including genomics - evolution's latest gusher of scientic insights. The extracts are organized in sections, enabling the reader to sample a range of views on each topic, such as how new species arise, or the significance of adaptive design in living things. The extracts have been chosen for their readability as well as their scientific importance, making this book an enjoyable way to meet some of the greatest minds of our time, writing on the greatest idea of all time.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 26mm | 698.53g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • numerous figures
  • 0199267944
  • 9780199267941
  • 820,369

About Mark Ridley

Mark Ridley works in the Department of Zoology, Oxford University. He has previously held positions at Cambridge University, England, and at Emory University, Atlanta, in the U.S.A.show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION ; A. FROM DARWIN TO THE MODERN SYNTHESIS ; SECTION INTRODUCTION ; B. NATURAL SELECTION AND RANDOM DRIFT IN POPULATIONS ; SECTION INTRODUCTION ; C. ADAPTATION ; SECTION INTRODUCTION ; D. SPECIATION AND BIODIVERSITY ; SECTION INTRODUCTION ; E. MACROEVOLUTION ; SECTION INTRODUCTION ; F. EVOLUTIONARY GENOMICS ; SECTION INTRODUCTION ; G. THE HISTORY OF LIFE ; SECTION INTRODUCTION ; H. CASE STUDIES ; SECTION INTRODUCTION ; J. HUMAN EVOLUTION. ; SECTION INTRODUCTION ; K. EVOLUTION AND HUMAN AFFAIRS ; SECTION INTRODUCTION ; BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY ; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; INDEXshow more

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