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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.
"The list of advisord and contributors reads like a who's who of biology...An impressive new work...This is an excellent resource,"--Library Journal [Starred Review] "No other recent encyclopedias provide comparable authoritative in-depth coverage of biological evolution."--Booklist [Starred Review]
"This ample work illustrates how thoroughly evoluton's concepts have permeated nearly every branch of modern human thought and study."--School Library Journal
"A comprehensive, accessible, and authoritative guide to all topics known about evolutionary biology....Encyclopedia of Evolution will be the first point of access to this growing body of knowledge."--Biology Digest "This encyclopedia will be a key resource for researchers, as well as students and teachers."--Nature "The essays not only provide excellent background, but look at how these theories of evolution might be applied to future research."--Choice "This is a superb, very general work
Table of Contents
In Coverage at a glance
Fundamental concepts, definitions, theory.
Cell and developmental biology.
History and diversity of life.
Biogeography, biogeology. and biochronology.
Evolution of disease.
Experimental and analytical techniques.
History, sociology, and philosophy.
Non-biological applications of evolutionary concepts.