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Ed. by Nicholas H. Barton et al.

Cold Spring Harbor Lab.


833 pages




In this text for undergraduate courses in evolution, Barton (evolutionary genetics, University of Edinburgh) integrates concepts from molecular biology, genomics, and human genetics with traditional studies of evolutionary processes. The first section of the text offers an overview and history of evolutionary biology. Three more sections cover the origin and diversification of life, evolutionary processes, and human evolution. Chapters found only a companion web site deal with techniques and models used in studying evolutionary biology. While the lively art program offers color photos, illustrations, and diagrams on every page, pedagogical features are limited to chapter and within-chapter summaries. Designed as a text for undergraduates, the book may also be of interest to biologists seeking a current account of evolutionary theory and mechanisms.

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