An Introduction to Biological Evolution 2nd Edition

Aimed at general college audience, this book offers an introduction to the principles and significance of Darwinian evolution.

Written for a general college audience, this book offers an introduction to the principles and significance of Darwinian evolution. It differs from most other textbooks on evolution in three fundamental ways: first, it is intended for students taking evolution early in their studies. Second, it examines the intellectual significance of Darwinian evolution. Third, the text departs from the standard treatment of evolution in other textbooks, wherein the arguments are reductionist, molecular, and overwhelmingly genetic in emphasis. Ken Kardong, also author of Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution , is known for his accessible writing style. His almost conversational approach to this topic puts the reader at ease while learning evolutionary concepts. The result is an inviting book - that will be read.
Author:
Kenneth V. Kardong
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Aimed at general college audience, this book offers an introduction to the principles and significance of Darwinian evolution.

Written for a general college audience, this book offers an introduction to the principles and significance of Darwinian evolution. It differs from most other textbooks on evolution in three fundamental ways: first, it is intended for students taking evolution early in their studies. Second, it examines the intellectual significance of Darwinian evolution. Third, the text departs from the standard treatment of evolution in other textbooks, wherein the arguments are reductionist, molecular, and overwhelmingly genetic in emphasis. Ken Kardong, also author of Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution , is known for his accessible writing style. His almost conversational approach to this topic puts the reader at ease while learning evolutionary concepts. The result is an inviting book - that will be read.

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Author:
Kenneth V. Kardong
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Edition:
2nd
ISBN:
9780071285827
Audience:
Academic
Pages:
416
Width (mm):
203
Length (mm):
228
Additional Info:
Ken Kardong is a professor in the zoology department at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and his MS and BA from the University of Washington. In addition to teaching comparative anatomy and evolution, Ken is also involved in developing software programs for use in the laboratory sections of these courses.
Table of Contents:
  • 1 Evolution of Evolution 2 Time 3 Heredity 4 Emergence of Life 5 Diversity of Life 6 Evidence of Evolution 7 Selection 8 Variation: Spice of Life 9 Speciation 10 Co-Evolution 11 Life History Strategies 12 Life in Groups 13 Extinctions 14 Human Evolution: The Early Years 15 Human Evolution - Building Modern Humans 16 Evolutionary Biology: Today and Beyond appendix 1 Cell Division - A Review Appendix 2 Taxonomy Appendix 3 Molecular Clocks
Weight (g):
632

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