9781421413051-1421413051-Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology

Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology

ISBN-13: 9781421413051
ISBN-10: 1421413051
Author: Ayala, Francisco J.
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardcover 576 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781421413051
ISBN-10: 1421413051
Author: Ayala, Francisco J.
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardcover 576 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ayala, Francisco J. wrote Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology comprising 576 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1421413051 and 9781421413051. Since then Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This collection of classic publications offers a chronological history of evolutionary biology from Darwin to Watson and Crick to the present.

Evolutionary biology is one of the most fascinating and controversial fields of science, and its principles are fundamental to science as a whole. Presented here are 48 classic papers, selected and introduced by two of the world’s most distinguished evolutionary biologists, Francisco J. Ayala and John C. Avise. The volume reveals, in chronological order, 150 years of evolutionary biology, from the field’s origins to recent discoveries and reinterpretations based on new theory and evidence.

A perfect book for seminar courses in biology, zoology, botany, ecology or evolution, this comprehensive tour of landmark publications traces scholarly thought from the foggy nineteenth-century birth of evolutionary biology to the mapping of the human genome. Each selection is preceded by a short essay that explains its significance.

The papers represent hallmark publications by seminal thinkers in the field such as Charlesworth, Dobzhansky, Ehrlich and Raven, Gould and Lewontin, Hamilton, Hardy, Hillis, Margulis, Maynard Smith, Mayr, MacArthur and Wilson, McClintock, Simpson, Trivers, Watson and Crick, West-Eberhard, and Wright. Subjects include natural selection, adaptation, and complex design, as well as mutation, chromosome speciation, and pseudogenes.

In short, Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology provides a captivating history of the foundation and growth of biology’s central discipline.

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