Oxford Surveys in Evolutionary Biology: Volume 8

Oxford Surveys in Evolutionary Biology: Volume 8

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This new volume in the OSEB series presents reviews of key theoretical ideas and frameworks, and outlines progress in evolutionary studies.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 404 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.2mm | 870.88g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line drawings, tables
  • 0195076230
  • 9780195076233

Table of contents

List of contributors; Ernst Mayr: Controversies in retrospect; Michael J. Wade: Sewall Wright: Gene interaction and the shifting balance theory; Mark L. Taper & Ted J. Case: Coevolution among competitiors; Wen-Hsiung & Lori Sadler: DNA variations in humans and its implications for human evolution; Hiroko Morishima, Yoshio Sano & Hiko-Ichi Oka: Evolutionary studies in cultivated rice and its wild relatives; James D. Bever & Francois Felber: The theoretical population genetics of autopolyploidy; Warren D. Allmon: A causal analysis of stages in allopatric speciation; V. Louise Roth: Inferences from allometry and fossils: Dwarfing of elephants on islands; Marvalee H. Wake: Morphology, the study of form and function, in modern evolutionary biology; A.E. Douglas: Symbiosis in evolution; Index; Contents lists of previous volumes.show more

Review quote

Volume 8 of the series of Oxford Surveys in Evolutionary Biology continues the style set by its predecessors, and its contents are stimulating for discussion and progress in various topical areas of evolutionary biology. * Jan Zima *show more