Advances in evolutionary biology have been made from an array of disciplines - molecular biology, quantitative genetics, population biology, behavioural ecology, phylogenetics, developmental biology and palaeobiology. This book presents an account of evolution, giving insight into the ways in which science progresses. The development of ideas is discussed alongside the studies in which these ideas are tested. Divided into four parts, the book considers microevolution, adaptation, the origins of diversity and macroevolution. Aimed at second and third year undergraduate students of evolutionary biology, the text uses statements as headings to reinforces main points.
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"What a great pleasure it is to read such an excellent, intelligently edited Reader. Mark Ridley has made what will be widely recognized as an educated, imaginative, and judicious selection." --Helena Cronin, author of The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to TodayFrom the Back Cover:
Mark Ridley s Evolution has become the premier undergraduate text in the study of evolution. Readable and stimulating, yet well balanced and in–depth, this text tells the story of evolution, from the history of the study to the most recent developments in evolutionary theory.
The third edition of this successful textbook features updates and extensive new coverage. The sections on adaptation and diversity have been reorganized for improved clarity and flow, and a completely updated section on the evolution of sex and the inclusion of more plant examples have all helped to shape this new edition. Evolution also features strong, balanced coverage of population genetics, and scores of new applied plant and animal examples make this edition even more accessible and engaging.
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Descrizione libro Blackwell Science Inc, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0865422265
Descrizione libro Blackwell Science Inc, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110865422265