9780198549680 / 0198549687

Evolution: An Introduction


Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA



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This book introduces what is essential and exciting in evolutionary biology. It covers the whole field and emphasizes what the important concepts are. Care has been taken to express complex and stimulating ideas in simple language, while the frequent examples and running summaries make reading fun. Each chapter follows logically from the next, so that the book can be read straight through, one chapter per sitting.

Concise, clear, and states what is important

Concentrates on the central concepts and illustrates them with telling examples

Running summaries in the margins make navigation easy

Suitable for a one-semester or one-year course in evolution

Summaries at chapter ends

Each chapter's connections to neighboring chapters are explained

Evolution: An Introduction takes a fresh approach to classical topics such as population genetics and natural selection, and gives an overview of recent advances in hot areas such as sexual selection, genetic conflict, life history evolution, and development.

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