Evolution

International Fourth Edition

Price: 6100.00 INR

ISBN:

9781605357409

Publication date:

15/01/2019

Paperback

720 pages

Price: 6100.00 INR

ISBN:

9781605357409

Publication date:

15/01/2019

Paperback

720 pages

Fourth Edition

Douglas J. Futuyma & Mark Kirkpatrick

The classic evolutionary text updated to reflect the fast-moving field of bioinformatics.

Rights:  OUP USA (INDIAN TERRITORY)

Fourth Edition

Douglas J. Futuyma & Mark Kirkpatrick

Description

Extensively rewritten and reorganized, this new edition of Evolution—featuring a new coauthor: Mark Kirkpatrick (The University of Texas at Austin)—offers additional expertise in evolutionary genetics and genomics, the fastest-developing area of evolutionary biology. Directed toward an undergraduate audience, the text emphasizes the interplay between theory and empirical tests of hypotheses, thus acquainting students with the process of science. It addresses major themes—including the history of evolution, evolutionary processes, adaptation, and evolution as an explanatory framework—at levels of biological organization ranging from genomes to ecological communities.

Fourth Edition

Douglas J. Futuyma & Mark Kirkpatrick

Table of contents

  1. Evolutionary Biology
  2. The Tree of Life
  3. Natural Selection and Adaptation
  4. Mutation and Variation
  5. The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection
  6. Phenotypic Evolution
  7. Genetic Drift: Evolution at Random
  8. Evolution in Space
  9. Species and Speciation
  10. All About Sex
  11. How to Be Fit
  12. Cooperation and Conflict
  13. Interactions among Species
  14. The Evolution of Genes and Genomes
  15. Evolution and Development
  16. Phylogeny: The Unity and Diversity of Life
  17. The History of Life
  18. The Geography of Evolution
  19. The Evolution of Biological Diversity
  20. Macroevolution: Evolution above the Species Level
  21. The Evolutionary Story of Homo sapiens
  22. Evolution and Society

Fourth Edition

Douglas J. Futuyma & Mark Kirkpatrick

Features

New to this edition

  • Genomic perspectives on evolution are strengthened throughout
  • The content has a stronger focus on human evolution: an entirely new chapter on the topic (Chapter 21, The Evolutionary Story of Homo sapiens), and new examples throughout the book
  • Many chapters have been rewritten from the ground up
  • The book has been entirely reillustrated in a clean, contemporary style that enhances the content
  • A new Appendix, A Statistics Primer, introduces the concept of a probability distribution, reviews how statistics are used to describe populations, looks at how we estimate quantities, and discusses how hypotheses are tested. It ends with a brief overview of two major frameworks of statistical analysis: likelihood and Bayesian inference. Math is kept to a minimum.


Additional Resources
For Students

The Evolution Companion Website features review and study tools to help students master the material presented in the textbook. Access to the site is free of charge, and requires no access code. (Instructor registration is required in order for students to access the quizzes.) The site includes the following resources:

  • Chapter Outlines and Summaries: Concise overviews of the important topics covered in each chapter.
  • Data Analysis Exercises: Expanded for the third edition, these inquiry-based exercises involve students in working with data and analyzing methods and conclusions from published papers.
  • Simulation Exercises: Interactive modules that allow students to explore many of the dynamic processes of evolution, and answer questions based on the results they observe.
  • Online Quizzes: Quizzes that cover all the major concepts introduced in each chapter. These quizzes are assignable by the instructor.
  • Flashcards & Key Terms: A great way for students to learn and review the key terminology introduced in each chapter.
  • The complete Glossary

For Instructors

The Evolution Instructor's Resource Library offers a variety of resources to aid instructors in course planning, lecture development, and student assessment, including:

  • Textbook Figures and Tables: All the figures (including photographs) and tables from the textbook are provided as JPEGs (both high- and low-resolution), reformatted and relabeled for optimal readability when projected.
  • PowerPoint Presentations: For each chapter, all of the chapter's figures and tables are provided in a ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation, making it easy to quickly insert figures into your own lecture presentations.
  • Answers to the textbook end-of-chapter Problems and Discussion Topics
  • Quiz Questions from the Companion Website
  • Data Analysis and Simulation Exercises from the Companion Website, with answers

Fourth Edition

Douglas J. Futuyma & Mark Kirkpatrick

Fourth Edition

Douglas J. Futuyma & Mark Kirkpatrick

Description

Extensively rewritten and reorganized, this new edition of Evolution—featuring a new coauthor: Mark Kirkpatrick (The University of Texas at Austin)—offers additional expertise in evolutionary genetics and genomics, the fastest-developing area of evolutionary biology. Directed toward an undergraduate audience, the text emphasizes the interplay between theory and empirical tests of hypotheses, thus acquainting students with the process of science. It addresses major themes—including the history of evolution, evolutionary processes, adaptation, and evolution as an explanatory framework—at levels of biological organization ranging from genomes to ecological communities.

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Table of contents

  1. Evolutionary Biology
  2. The Tree of Life
  3. Natural Selection and Adaptation
  4. Mutation and Variation
  5. The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection
  6. Phenotypic Evolution
  7. Genetic Drift: Evolution at Random
  8. Evolution in Space
  9. Species and Speciation
  10. All About Sex
  11. How to Be Fit
  12. Cooperation and Conflict
  13. Interactions among Species
  14. The Evolution of Genes and Genomes
  15. Evolution and Development
  16. Phylogeny: The Unity and Diversity of Life
  17. The History of Life
  18. The Geography of Evolution
  19. The Evolution of Biological Diversity
  20. Macroevolution: Evolution above the Species Level
  21. The Evolutionary Story of Homo sapiens
  22. Evolution and Society

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