Biased Embryos and Evolution
By (author) Wallace Arthur
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Biased Embryos and Evolution by Wallace Arthur
Book DescriptionWhat determines the direction of evolutionary change? This book provides a revolutionary answer to this question. Many biologists, from Darwin's day to our own, have been satisfied with the answer 'natural selection'. Professor Wallace Arthur is not. He takes the controversial view that biases in the ways that embryos can be altered are just as important as natural selection in determining the directions that evolution has taken, including the one that led to the origin of humans. This argument forms the core of the book. However, in addition, the book summarizes other important issues relating to how embryonic (and post-embryonic) development evolves. Written in an easy, conversational style, this is the first book for students and the general reader that provides an account of the exciting new field of Evolutionary Developmental Biology ('Evo-Devo' to its proponents).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521541619
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Covering all the main animal groups, from jellyfish to mammals, this book unravels the story of animal evolution.
Evolution, Hardback (December 2010)
This book is aimed at students taking courses on evolution in universities and colleges. Its approach and its structure are very different from previously-published evolution texts. The core theme in this book is how evolution works by changing the course of embryonic and post-embryonic development.
Creatures of Accident, Paperback (March 2008)
The most important aspect of evolution, from a philosophical viewpoint, is the rise of complex, advanced creatures from simple, primitive ones. This title attacks the antiscience intelligent design worldview, mainly by building a persuasive picture of how unaided evolution produces advanced creatures from simple ones by an accidental process.
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The first book on Evolutionary Developmental Biology that is for undergraduate and general readership.
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Author Biography - Wallace Arthur
Professor Wallace Arthur is in the Integrative Biology Group at the University of Sunderland, UK. He is the author of six previous books.
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