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Biased Embryos and Evolution

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ISBN-10: 0521833825

ISBN-13: 9780521833820

Edition: 2003

Authors: Wallace Arthur

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Aimed primarily at a general readership and college students of biology, this book focuses on the question of how embryonic development changes in the course of evolution, thus giving rise to new types of creatures. It takes the view that biases in the ways that embryos can be altered are as important as natural selection in determining the directions that evolution has taken, including the one that led to the origin of humans.
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Book details

List price: $139.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/27/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
The microscopic horse
What steers evolution?
Darwin: pluralism with a single core
How to build a body
A brief history of the last billion years
Preamble to the quiet revolution
The return of the organism
Possible creatures
The beginnings of bias
A deceptively simple question
Development's twin arrows
Action and reaction
Evolvability: organisms in bits
Back to the trees
Stripes and spots
Towards 'the inclusive synthesis'
Social creatures
Glossary
References
Index