Evolution 3e

3rd Edition

Douglas J. Futuyma
eISBN-13: 9781605354033

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Published in March 2013, Evolution, Third Edition is a comprehensive treatment of contemporary evolutionary biology that is directed toward an undergraduate audience. It addresses major themesincluding the history of evolution, evolutionary processes, adaptation, and evolution as an explanatory frameworkat levels of biological organization ranging from genomes to ecological communities. Throughout, the text emphasizes the interplay between theory and empirical tests of hypotheses, thus acquainting students with the process of science. Teachers and students will find the list of important concepts and terms in each chapter a helpful guide, and will appreciate the dynamic figures and lively photographs. The content of all chapters has been updated.

New in This Edition:
Greatly revised treatment of methods of phylogenetic analysis
Up-to-date coverage of human evolution, based on the fossil record and genomic variation
Reorganized treatment of the history of changes in biological diversity, integrating information from paleontology and phylogenetics
Coverage of important new developments in sexual selection and the evolutionary advantage of sex
Updated and expanded coverage of reinforcement in speciation, and of speciation with gene flow
Extensive updating of very recent advances in evolutionary genomics
Roughly 25% of the figures are new
The bibliography includes 460 new citations (of approximately 1,700)

Sold By Sinauer Associates, Inc.
ISBNs 9781605351971, 1605351970, 1605351156, 9781605351155, 1605354031, 9781605354033
Publish Year 2013
Language English
Edition 3rd