Evolution for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470117737
ISBN-13: 9780470117736
Edition: 2008
List price: $19.99
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Description: Evolution For Dummies tracks an Evolution course or a class in which Evolution is taught and gives an objective scientific view of the subject. It explores the history and future of this theory of human creation from a scientific point of view. It  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Evolution For Dummies tracks an Evolution course or a class in which Evolution is taught and gives an objective scientific view of the subject. It explores the history and future of this theory of human creation from a scientific point of view. It explains the concepts and science behind evolution, as well as the theories and case studies that support and oppose it. It also explores how evolution effects the reader's life and the world.

Introduction
What Evolution Is
What Evolution Is and Why You Need to Know
The Science - Past and Present - of Evolution
Getting into Your Genes: (Very) Basic Genetics
How Evolution Works
Variation: A Key Requirement for Evolution
Natural Selection and Adaptations in Action
Random Evolution and Genetic Drift: Sometimes It's All about Chance
Quantitative Genetics: When Many Genes Act at Once
Species and Speciation
Phylogenetics: Reconstructing the Tree of Life
What Evolution Does
The Evolution of Life History
Units of Selection and the Evolution of Social Behavior
Evolution and Sex
Co-evolution: The Evolution of Interacting Species
Evo-Devo: The Evolution of Development
Molecular Evolution
Evolution and Your World
Human Evolution
The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance
HIV: The Origin and Evolution of a Virus
Influenza: One Flu, Two Flu, Your Flu, Bird Flu
The Part of Tens
Ten Fascinating Fossil Finds
Ten Amazing Adaptations
Ten Arguments against Evolution and Why They're Wrong
Index

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