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Evolution The Extended Synthesis

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ISBN-10: 0262513676

ISBN-13: 9780262513678

Edition: 2010

Authors: Massimo Pigliucci, Gerd B. M�ller, John Beatty, Sergey Gavrilets, David S. Wilson

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In the six decades since the publication of Julian Huxley's Evolution: The Modern Synthesis, the spectacular empirical advances in the biological sciences have been accompanied by equally significant developments within the core theoretical framework of the discipline. As a result, evolutionary theory today includes concepts and even entire new fields that were not part of the foundational structure of the Modern Synthesis. In this volume, sixteen leading evolutionary biologists and philosophers of science survey the conceptual changes that have emerged since Huxley's landmark publication, not only in such traditional domains of evolutionary biology as quantitative genetics and paleontology…    
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.716

Gerd B. M�ller is Professor of Theoretical Biology at the University of Vienna and Chairman ofthe Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research. He is a coeditor ofOrigination of Organismal Form (MIT Press, 2003) and ModelingBiology (MIT Press, 2007).

Sergey Gavrilets is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics at the University of Tennessee. His many scientific articles have appeared in Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, and other publications.

David S. Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University and President of the Evolution Institute.

Preface
Introduction
Elements of an Extended Evolutionary Synthesis
Variation and Selection
Reconsidering the Importance of Chance Variation
High-Dimensional Fitness Landscapes and Speciation
Multilevel Selection and Major Transitions
Evolving Genomes
Integrating Genomics into Evolutionary Theory
Complexities in Genome Structure and Evolution
Inheritance and Replication
Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance
Niche Inheritance
Chemical, Neuronal, and Linguistic Replicators
Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Facilitated Variation
Dynamical Patterning Modules
Epigenetic Innovation
Macroevolution and Evolvability
Origination Patterns and Multilevel Processes in Macroevolution
Phenotypic Plasticity
Evolution of Evolvability
Philosophical Dimensions
Rethinking the Structure of Evolutionary Theory for an Extended Synthesis
The Dialectics of Dis/Unity in the Evolutionary Synthesis and Its Extensions
Contributors
Index