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Evolutionary Theory A Hierarchical Perspective

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ISBN-10: 022642622X

ISBN-13: 9780226426228

Edition: 2016

Authors: Niles Eldredge, Telmo Pievani, Emanuele Serrelli, Ilya Temkin

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The natural world is infinitely complex and hierarchically structured, with smaller units forming the components of progressively larger systems: molecules make up cells, cells comprise tissues and organs that are, in turn, parts of individual organisms, which are united into populations and integrated into yet more encompassing ecosystems. In the face of such awe-inspiring complexity, there is a need for a comprehensive, non-reductionist evolutionary theory. Having emerged at the crossroads of paleobiology, genetics, and developmental biology, the hierarchical approach to evolution provides a unifying perspective on the natural world and offers an operational framework for scientists…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/23/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 0.63" wide x 0.89" long x 0.08" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Ilya T�mkin is associate professor of biology at Northern Virginia Community College and a research associate at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. He is a member of the Hierarchy Group.