Evolution (Paperback)Colin Patterson (author)
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Introducing the latest ideas on how life originated and diversified on earth, this new edition of a classic work provides a concise and engaging summary of modern evolutionary theory. The heavily illustrated book is intended for readers with little or no formal training in science and is an ideal introduction for students. Teachers of biology will also find the book a valuable reference text.
Among the features of the second edition:
* new chapters on neural evolution and gene evolution
* explanations of the latest theories on the evolution of humans
* extensive updates throughout, with emphasis on molecular evolution
* many new or updated illustrations
* comprehensive coverage, clear and concise presentation
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 28 g
Dimensions: 191 x 235 x 10 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
"A concise and engaging summary of modern evolutionary theory." The Midwest Book Review"
"The book is a concise, lucid introduction to evolutionary biology for the layperson. Among the valuable resources is a discussion of molecular biology that contains references to 1996 and so is fairly up to date. The drawings and charts make the text easier for a nonspecialist to follow." Karen Bartelt, Reports of the National Center for Science Education. May/June 2000"
"Under a single cover, a well-balanced and generally readable summary of modern evolutionary theory. . . Well-illustrated." Northeastern Naturalist, Issue 8/1, 2001"