eBook The Princeton Guide to Evolution, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Jonathan B. Losos
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  • ISBN-10: 1400848067
  • ISBN-13: 9781400848065
  • DDC: 576.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 864 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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This guide explains key topics in some 100 concise and authoritative articles written by a team of leading evolutionary biologists. The seven major areas covered are: phylogenetics and the history of life; selection and adaptation; evolutionary processes; genes, genomes, and phenotypes; speciation and macroevolution; evolution of behavior, society, and humans; and evolution and modern society. The title includes over 100 illustrations, glossaries of key terms, suggestions for further reading on each topic, and an index.



  • Jonathan B. Losos

Table of Contents

Front Cover._x000D_
Half Title Page._x000D_
Title Page._x000D_
Copyright Page._x000D_
1: What Is Evolution?._x000D_
2: The History of Evolutionary Thought._x000D_
3: The Evidence for Evolution._x000D_
4: From DNA to Phenotypes._x000D_
Phylogenetics and the History of Life._x000D_
5: Interpretation of Phylogenetic Trees._x000D_
6: Phylogenetic Inference._x000D_
7: Molecular Clock Dating._x000D_
8: Historical Biogeography._x000D_
9: Phylogeography._x000D_
10: Concepts in Character Macroevolution: Adaptation, Homology, and Evolvability._x000D_
11: Using Phylogenies to Study Phenotypic Evolution: Comparative Methods and Tests of Adaptation._x000D_
12: Taxonomy in a Phylogenetic Framework._x000D_
13: The Fossil Record._x000D_
14: The Origin of Life._x000D_
15: Evolution in the Prokaryotic Grade._x000D_
16: Origin and Diversification of Eukaryotes._x000D_
17: Major Events in the Evolution of Land Plants._x000D_
18: Major Events in the Evolution of Fungi._x000D_
19: Origin and Early Evolution of Animals._x000D_
20: Major Events in the Evolution of Arthropods._x000D_
21: Major Features of Tetrapod Evolution._x000D_
22: Human Evolution._x000D_
Natural Selection and Adaptation._x000D_
23: Natural Selection, Adaptation, and Fitness: Overview._x000D_
24: Units and Levels of Selection._x000D_
25: Theory of Selection in Populations._x000D_
26: Kin Selection and Inclusive Fitness._x000D_
27: Phenotypic Selection on Quantitative Traits._x000D_
28: Responses to Selection: Experimental Populations._x000D_
29: Responses to Selection: Natural Populations._x000D_
30: Evolutionary Limits and Constraints._x000D_
31: Evolution of Modifier Genes and Biological Systems._x000D_
32: Evolution of Reaction Norms._x000D_
33: Evolution of Life Histories._x000D_
34: Evolution of Form and Function._x000D_
35: Biochemical and Physiological Adaptations._x000D_
36: Evolution of the Ecological Niche._x000D_
37: Adaptation to the Biotic Environment._x000D_
Evolutionary Processes._x000D_
38: Genetic Drift._x000D_
39: Mutation._x000D_
40: Geographic Variation, Population Structure, and Migration._x000D_
41: Recombination and Sex._x000D_
42: Genetic Load._x000D_
43: Inbreeding._x000D_
44: Selfish Genetic Elements and Genetic Conflict._x000D_
45: Evolution of Mating Systems: Outcrossing versus Selfing._x000D_
Genes, Genomes, Phenotypes._x000D_
46: Molecular Evolution._x000D_
47: Genome Evolution._x000D_
48: Comparative Genomics._x000D_
49: Evolution of Sex Chromosomes._x000D_
50: Gene Duplication._x000D_
51: Evolution of New Genes._x000D_
52: Evolution of Gene Expression._x000D_
53: Epigenetics._x000D_
54: Evolution of Molecular Networks._x000D_
55: Evolution and Development: Organisms._x000D_
56: Evolution and Development: Molecules._x000D_
57: Genetics of Phenotypic Evolution._x000D_
58: Dissection of Complex Trait Evolution._x000D_
59: Searching for Adaptation in the Genome._x000D_
60: Ancient DNA._x000D_
Speciation and Macroevolution._x000D_
61: Species and Speciation._x000D_
62: Speciation Patterns._x000D_
63: Geography, Range Evolution, and Speciation._x000D_
64: Speciation and Natural Selection._x000D_
65: Speciation and Sexual Selection._x000D_
66: Gene Flow, Hybridization, and Speciation._x000D_
67: Coevolution and Speciation._x000D_
68: Genetics of Speciation._x000D_
69: Speciation and Genome Evolution._x000D_
70: Adaptive Radiation._x000D_
71: Macroevolutionary Rates._x000D_
72: Macroevolutionary Trends._x000D_
73: Causes and Consequences of Extinction._x000D_
74: Species Selection._x000D_
75: Key Evolutionary Innovations._x000D_
76: Evolution of Communities._x000D_
Evolution of Behavior, Society, and Humans._x000D_
77: Genes, Brains, and Behavior._x000D_
78: Evolution of Hormones and Behavior._x000D_
79: Game Theory and Behavior._x000D_
80: Sexual Selection and Its Impact on Mating Systems._x000D_
81: Sexual Selection: Male-Male Competition._x000D_
82: Sexual Selection: Mate Choice._x000D_
83: Evolution of Communication._x000D_
84: Evolution of Parental Care._x000D_
85: Cooperation and Conflict: Microbes to Humans._x000D_
86: Cooperative Breeding._x000D_
87: Human Behavioral Ecology._x000D_
88: Evolutionary Psychology._x000D_
89: Evolution of Eusociality._x000D_
90: Cognition: Phylogeny, Adaptation, and By-Products._x000D_
91: Evolution of Apparently Nonadaptive Behavior._x000D_
92: Aging and Menopause._x000D_
Evolution and Modern Society._x000D_
93: Evolutionary Medicine._x000D_
94: Evolution of Parasite Virulence._x000D_
95: Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance._x000D_
96: Evolution and Microbial Forensics._x000D_
97: Domestication and the Evolution of Agriculture._x000D_
98: Evolution and Conservation._x000D_
99: Directed Evolution._x000D_
100: Evolution and Computing._x000D_
101: Linguistics and the Evolution of Human Language._x000D_
102: Cultural Evolution._x000D_
103: Evolution and Notions of Human Race._x000D_
104: The Future of Human Evolution._x000D_
105: Evolution and Religion._x000D_
106: Creationism and Intelligent Design._x000D_
107: Evolution and the Media._x000D_