9780073383231

Volpe's Understanding Evolution

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073383231

  • ISBN10:

    0073383236

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/9/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering

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Summary

As an introduction to principles of evolution, this paperback text is ideally suited as a main text for general evolution or as a supplement for general biology, genetics, zoology, botany, anthropology or any life science course that utilizes evolution as the underlying theme.

Table of Contents

Preface
Variation in Populations
Darwinian Scheme of Evolution
Heritable Variation
Mutation
Genetic Equilibrium
Concept of Selection
Selection in Action
Balanced Polymorphism
Genetic Drift and Gene Flow
Races and Species
Instantaneous Speciation
Adaptive Radiation
Major Adaptive Radiations
Origin of Life
Molecular Evolution
History of Life
Emergence of the Human Species
Natural Selection, Social Behavior, and Cultural Evolution
Epilogue
Glossary
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