9781319079864

Evolution

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  • ISBN13:

    9781319079864

  • ISBN10:

    1319079865

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-08-01
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman

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The new edition of Evolution: Making Sense of Life is now supported in Achieve, Macmillan’s new online learning platform. Achieve is the culmination of years of development work put toward creating the most powerful online learning tool for students. It houses all of our renowned assessments, multimedia assets, e-books, and instructor resources in a powerful new platform.


Evolutionary Biologist, Douglas Emlen and Science Writer, Carl Zimmer continue to improve their widely-praised evolution textbook. Emlen, an award-winning evolutionary biologist at the University of Montana, has infused Evolution: Making Sense of Life with the technical rigor and conceptual depth that today’s biology majors require. Zimmer, an award-winning New York Times columnist, brings compelling storytelling to the book, bringing evolutionary research to life through a narrative sure to capture the attention of evolution students.


With riveting stories about evolutionary biologists at work everywhere from the Arctic to tropical rainforests to hospital wards, the book is a reading adventure designed to grab the imagination of students, showing them exactly why evolution makes such brilliant sense of life.



Table of Contents

The Whale and the Virus: How Scientists Study Evolution 1 ?
From Natural Philosophy to Darwin: A Brief History of Evolutionary Ideas 28
3  What the Rocks Say: How Geology and Paleontology Reveal the History of Life 52 ?
4  The Tree of Life: How Biologists Use Phylogeny to Reconstruct the Deep Past ?
5  Raw Material: Heritable Variation Among Individuals 140 ?
6  The Ways of Change: Drift and Selection 176 ?
7  Beyond Alleles: Quantitative Genetics and the Evolution of Phenotypes 226
8  The History in Our Genes 264 ?
9  From Genes to Traits: The Evolution of Genetic Networks and Development 308 ?
10  Natural Selection: Empirical Studies in the Wild 352 ?
11  Sex: Causes and Consequences 390 ?
12  After Conception: The Evolution of Life History and Parental Care 434 ?
13  The Origin of Species 466 ?
14  Macroevolution: The Long Run 508 ?
15  Intimate Partnerships: How Species Adapt to Each Other 548 ?
16  Brains and Behavior 588 ?
17  Human Evolution: A New Kind of Ape 632 ?
18  Evolutionary Medicine 684 ?

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