The Evolution Explosion
How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change
By (author) Stephen R. Palumbi
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Evolution Explosion by Stephen R. Palumbi
Book DescriptionEvolution is not merely the process that ruled the rise and fall of the dinosaurs over hundreds of millions of years. It also happens rapidly, so quickly and so frequently that it changes how all of us live our lives. Drugs fail because diseases like HIV and tuberculosis evolve in a matter of months, neatly sidestepping pharmacology. Insects adapt and render harmless the most powerful pesticides in a matter of years, not centuries. While the ecological impact of human technology has been well publicized, the evolutionary consequences of antibiotic and antiviral use, insecticide applications, and herbicide bioengineering have been largely unexplored. In The Evolution Explosion, Stephen R. Palumbi examines these practical and critical aspects of modern evolution with a simple, yet forceful style that contains both an urgent message and a sense of humor.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393323382
(211mm x 142mm x 20mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Stephen R. Palumbi
Stephen R. Palumbi is professor of biology at Harvard University.
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