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By presenting evolutionary biology as an ongoing research effort, this best-seller aims to help readers think like scientists. The authors convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications. Features a new chapter on Phylogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Adaptation (Ch. 15). Offers an earlier presentation of Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees, reflecting the growing importance of this topic in the field. Includes the latest research and examples, giving students access to the most current developments in the field. Includes full-color photographs, diagrams and data-graphics throughout, developed by the author. Undergraduate courses in evolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

By presenting evolutionary biology as an ongoing research effort, this best-seller aims to help readers think like scientists. The authors convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications. Features a new chapter on Phylogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Adaptation (Ch. 15). Offers an earlier presentation of Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees, reflecting the growing importance of this topic in the field. Includes the latest research and examples, giving students access to the most current developments in the field. Includes full-color photographs, diagrams and data-graphics throughout, developed by the author. Undergraduate courses in evolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION

 

 1. A Case for Evolutionary Thinking: Understanding HIV

 

 2. The Evidence for Evolution

 

 3. Darwinian Natural Selection

 

4. Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees

 

II. MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE

 

 5. Mutation and Genetic Variation

 

 6. Mendelian Genetics in Populations I: Selection and Mutation as Mechanisms of Evolution

 

 7. Mendelian Genetics in Populations II: Migration, Genetic Drift, and Nonrandom Mating

 

 8. Evolution at Multiple Loci: Linkage and Sex

 

 9. Evolution at Multiple Loci: Quantitative Genetics

 

III. ADAPTATION

 

 10. Studying Adaptation: Evolutionary Analysis of Form and Function

 

11. Sexual Selection

 

12. Kin Selection and Social Behavior

 

13. Aging and Other Life History Characters

 

14. Evolution and Human Health

 

15. Phylogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Adaptation

 

IV. THE HISTORY OF LIFE

 

16. Mechanisms of Speciation

 

17. The Origins of Life and Precambrian Evolution

 

18. The Cambrian Explosion and Beyond

 

19. Development and Evolution

 

20. Human Evolution

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132275842
Author:
Freeman, Scott
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Herron, Jon C.
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Publication Date:
December 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
11 x 8.7 x 1.3 in 1792 gr

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By presenting evolutionary biology as an ongoing research effort, this best-seller aims to help readers think like scientists. The authors convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications. Features a new chapter on Phylogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Adaptation (Ch. 15). Offers an earlier presentation of Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees, reflecting the growing importance of this topic in the field. Includes the latest research and examples, giving students access to the most current developments in the field. Includes full-color photographs, diagrams and data-graphics throughout, developed by the author. Undergraduate courses in evolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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