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The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change

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Evolution is not merely the process that ruled the rise and fall of the dinosaurs over hundreds of millions of years. It also happens rapidly, so quickly and so frequently that it changes how all of us live our lives. Drugs fail because diseases like HIV and tuberculosis evolve in a matter of months, neatly sidestepping pharmacology. Insects adapt and render harmless the most powerful pesticides in a matter of years, not centuries. While the ecological impact of human technology has been well publicized, the evolutionary consequences of antibiotic and antiviral use, insecticide applications, and herbicide bioengineering have been largely unexplored. In , Stephen R. Palumbi examines these practical and critical aspects of modern evolution with a simple, yet forceful style that contains both an urgent message and a sense of humor.

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"Palumbi has hit upon...one of the most important but widely neglected issues of our time."--Edward O. Wilson

Synopsis:

While the ecological impact of human technology has been well publicized, the evolutionary consequences of antibiotic and antiviral use have been largely unexplored. Palumbi examines these practical and critical aspects of modern evolution with a simple, yet forceful style that contains both an urgent message and a sense of humor.

About the Author

Stephen R. Palumbi is professor of biology at Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393323382
Author:
Palumbi, Stephen R.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Palumbi, Stephen R.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Breeding
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Subject:
Pesticide resistance.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Norton paperback ed.
Series Volume:
no. 164
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrated
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.6 x 0.8 in 0.6 lb

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"Synopsis" by , While the ecological impact of human technology has been well publicized, the evolutionary consequences of antibiotic and antiviral use have been largely unexplored. Palumbi examines these practical and critical aspects of modern evolution with a simple, yet forceful style that contains both an urgent message and a sense of humor.
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