eBook 21st Century Science: New Thinking About Evolution, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615301704
  • ISBN-13: 9781615301706
  • DDC: 576.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Notwithstanding its detractors, evolutionary science has anticipated modern genetic research and continued to illuminate mysteries about our past and our connectedness to the species around us. Detailing the evolutionary process and speciation as well as the continuing debates about evolution's inherent validity, this engrossing volume considers all aspects of this exciting field of study.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Understanding Evolution.
2: The Evidence for Evolution.
3: History of Evolutionary Theory.
4: The Cultural Impact of Evolutionary Theory.
5: The Process of Evolution.
6: Evolution as a Genetic Function.
7: The Dynamics of Genetic Change.
8: The Operation of Natural Selection in Populations.
9: Species and Speciation.
10: The Origin of Species.
11: Polyploidy.
12: Genetic Differentiation During Speciation.
13: Patterns and Rates of Species Evolution.
14: Reconstruction of Evolutionary History.
15: DNA and Protein as Informational Macromolecules.
16: Evolutionary Trees.
17: Molecular Evolution.
18: Notable Evolutionary Thinkers.
19: Darwin, Charles.
20: Dawkins, Richard.
21: Dobzhansky, Theodosius.
22: Huxley, Sir Julian.
23: Huxley, T.H..
24: Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.
25: Mayr, Ernst.
26: Simpson, George Gaylord.
27: George Ledyard Stebbins, Jr..
28: Vries, Hugo De.
29: Wallace, Alfred Russel.
30: Related Evolutionary Concepts.
31: Acquired Character.
32: Adaptation.
33: Adaptive Radiation.
34: Cephalization.
35: Darwinism.
36: Dispersion.
37: Effective Population Size.
38: Emergence.
39: Extinction.
40: Kin Selection.
41: Mosaic Evolution.
42: Natural Selection.
43: Orthogenesis.
44: Parallel Evolution.
45: Polymorphism.
46: Selection.
47: Speciation.
48: Species.
Glossary.
For Further Reading.
Index.