DescriptionKey Benefit: For undergraduate courses in Evolution By presenting evolutionary biology as a dynamic, ongoing research effort and organizing discussions around questions, this best-selling book helps students think like scientists as they learn about evolution. The authors convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications. In the Fifth Edition, co-author Jon Herron takes the lead in streamlining and updating content to reflect key changes in the field. The design and art program have also been updated for enhanced clarity. Key Topics: A Case for Evolutionary Thinking: Understanding HIV, The Evidence for Evolution, Darwinian Natural Selection, Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees, Mutation and Genetic Variation, Mendelian Genetics in Populations I: Selection and Mutation as Mechanisms of Evolution, Mendelian Genetics in Populations II: Migration, Genetic Drift, and Nonrandom Mating, Evolution at Multiple Loci: Linkage and Sex, Evolution at Multiple Loci: Quantitative Genetics, Studying Adaptation: Evolutionary Analysis of Form and Function, Sexual Selection, Kin Selection and Social Behavior, Aging and Other Life History Characters, Evolution and Human Health, Phylogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Adaptation, Mechanisms of Speciation, The Origins of Life and Precambrian Evolution, The Cambrian Explosion and Beyond, Development and Evolution, Human Evolution Market: Intended for those interested in gaining a basic knowledge of evolution
August 12, 2013
8.5 X 11.0 X 1.3 inches | 0.04 pounds
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About the Author
Jon Herron (University of Washington) is a dedicated teacher, author, and software developer. He is committed to improving how evolution is taught to today's students, and he enjoys staying on top of the rapidly-changing field of evolution.