In the Light of Evolution Essays from the Laboratory and Field

ISBN-10: 0981519490
ISBN-13: 9780981519494
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Description: In the Light of Evolution is a collection of essays by leading scientists, and includes essays by science writer Carl Zimmer, historian Janet Browne, and a foreword by journalist David Quammen. As Quammen says in his foreword, the book collects  More...

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List price: $33.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 1/3/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 7.31" wide x 10.22" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684

In the Light of Evolution is a collection of essays by leading scientists, and includes essays by science writer Carl Zimmer, historian Janet Browne, and a foreword by journalist David Quammen. As Quammen says in his foreword, the book collects "reports from the field, plainspoken descriptions of lifetime obsessions, hard-earned bits of wisdom, and works in progress, pried loose from some of the most interesting, eminent researchers in evolutionary biology..." It is a book "for readers who are fascinated by evolutionary biology and who desire to understand better the day-by-day, speciesby-species, ecosystem-by-ecosystem texture of its practice as a scientific profession." The book is intended for anyone with an interest in evolution, and it can be used in a wide variety of courses, including major's and non-major's introductory biology and evolution classes.

Jonathan B. Lososis Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator in Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

Foreword
Charles Darwin: Traveller, Author, and Naturalist
Darwin in the Pumpkin Patch or Bay Area Travels with Charlie
Darwin Under the Microscope: Witnessing Evolution in Microbes
Four Legs Good, Two Legs Fortuitous: Brains, Brawn, and the Evolution of Human Bipedalism
Detective Work in the West Indies: Integrating Historical and Experimental Approaches to Study the Evolutionary Diversification of Island Lizards
Patterns, Process, and the Parable of the Coffeepot Incident: Arms Races Between Newts and Snakes from Landscapes to Molecules
The Herbivore's Dilemma: Never Enough Nitrogen
My Island Life
Diversity in the Weapons of Sexual Selection: Horn Evolution in Dung Beetles
Sex, Society, and Peacock Tails: Sexual Selection from Darwin to Modern Times
Sexual Selection: A Tutorial from the T�ngara Frog
Guppies and the Empirical Study of Adaptation
O Sting, Where Is Thy Death? The Evolution of Altruism
King Midas and His Many Extremely Young Species: Studies on Speciation in Crater Lake Cichlid Fishes in Nicaraguan Crater Lakes
From Darwin to DNA: The Genetic Basis of Color Adaptations
Fossil Discovery and the Origin of Tetrapods
Longhorns, Whitetails, and the Evolution of "Wild"
Biographies of Essayists

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