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From the classic work of Darwin to current developments in such fields as psychology and economics, evolutionary biology is an increasingly powerful tool for understanding the natural world. Here in two volumes is a comprehensive, accessible, and authoritative guide to what we know about evolutionary biology, from the origins of species to the selfish gene and beyond.

The Encyclopedia of Evolution covers the essentials of evolutionary biology in 370 original articles written by leading experts. The articles cover basic concepts and theories; models, methods, and findings; schools of thought; current controversies; biographies; and more.

The Encyclopedia covers evolutionary thought in genetics, animal behavior, and every area of the life sciences, as well as in anthropology, psychology, linguistics, sociology, economics, medicine, philosophy, and other fields. There are hundreds of tables, charts, grtaphs, maps and other illustrations, bibliographies, cross-references and index.

Designed for students and teachers in both high schools and colleges and universities, and scholars and scientists in the natural and social sciences, the Encyclopedia of Evolution will be the first point of access to this growing body of knowledge.

Book News Annotation:

This two-volume reference is accessible to general readers but is sophisticated enough to serve scholars and scientists. The 350-plus original articles by research scientists, biologists, ecologists, and others (including lights like Stephen Jay Gould, Jane Goodall, John Maynard Smith, and Robert Trivers) discuss fundamental concepts and definitions, as well as theories of evolution, evolutionary and population genetics, molecular evolution, bioinformatics and genomics, systematics and taxonomy, behavioral ecology and social evolution, cell and developmental biology, human cultural and biological evolution, paleontology, mathematical modelling, and the evolutionary basis of disease. The alphabetically arranged entries (ranging in general from three to six pages in length) also cover how evolutionary thought applies to fields such as genetics, studies of animal behavior, the life sciences, and others. Hundreds of tables, charts, graphs, maps, and other illustrations support the text. Edited by Mark Pagel (evolutionary biology, U. of Reading, UK).
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

In Coverage at a glance

Fundamental concepts, definitions, theory.

Molecular evolution.

Population genetics.

Evolutionary genetics.

Cell and developmental biology.

History and diversity of life.

Evolutionary systematics.

Biogeography, biogeology. and biochronology.

Behavioral ecology.

Social selection.

Evolution of disease.

Human evolution.

Mathematical models.

Experimental and analytical techniques.

History, sociology, and philosophy.

Non-biological applications of evolutionary concepts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195122008
Editor:
Pagel, Mark D.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Pagel, Mark D.
Author:
Pagel, Mark
Author:
null, Mark
Author:
Pagel, Mark D.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences | Evolutionary Biology
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Series Volume:
2 volume set
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
SET HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
258 halftones, line drawings and maps
Pages:
1326
Dimensions:
9.1 x 11.6 x 3.7 in 8.188 lb

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