Evolutionary Analysis

Evolutionary Analysis

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For undergraduates majoring in the biological sciences.Building on the strengths of the first edition, Evolutionary Analysis, 2/e, continues to present evolution as a process, emphasizing the interplay between theory, observation, testing, and interpretation. By presenting principles through recent and classical studies and by emphasizing real-world applications, Evolutionary Analysis deftly conveys the excitement and logic of evolutionary science.show more

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  • Hardback | 704 pages
  • 210.82 x 259.08 x 30.48mm | 1,542.21g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 013017291X
  • 9780130172914

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. A Case for Evolutionary Thinking: Understanding HIV. 2. The Evidence for Evolution. 3. Darwinian Natural Selection. II. MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE. 4. Mutation and Genetic Variation. 5. Mendelian Genetics in Populations I: Selection and Mutation as Mechanisms of Evolution. 6. Mendelian Genetics in Populations II: Migration, Genetic Drift, and Nonrandom Mating. 7. Evolution at Multiple Loci: Linkage, Sex, and Quantitative Genetics. III. ADAPTATION. 8. Studying Adaptation: Evolutionary Analysis of Form and Function. 9. Sexual Selection. 10. Kin Selection and Social Behavior. 11. Aging and Other Life History Characters. IV. HISTORY OF LIFE. 12. Mechanisms of Speciation. 13. Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees. 14. The Origins of Life and Precambrian Evolution. 15. The Cambrian Explosion and Beyond. 16. Human Evolution. V. CURRENT RESEARCH-A SAMPLER. 17. Development and Evolution. 18. Molecular Evolution. 19. Evolution and Human Health. Glossary. Index.show more

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