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By (author) Mark Ridley
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Evolution by Mark Ridley
Book DescriptionMark Ridleya s Evolution has become the premier undergraduate text in the study of evolution. Readable and stimulating, yet well--balanced and in--depth, this text tells the story of evolution, from the history of the study to the most revent developments in evolutionary theory. The third edition of this successful textbook features updates and extensive new coverage. The sections on adaptation and diversity have been reorganized for improved clarity and flow, and a completely updated section on the evolution of sex and the inclusion of more plant examples have all helped to shape this new edition. Evolution also features strong, balanced coverage of population genetics, and scores of new applied plant and animal examples make this edition even more accessible and engaging. * Dedicated website -- provides an interactive experience of the book, with illustrations downloadable to PowerPoint, and a full supplemental package complementing the book -- www.blackwellpublishing.com/ridley. * Margin icons -- indicate where there is relevant information included in the dedicated website. * Two new chapters -- one on evolutionary genomics and one on evolution and development bring state--of--the--art information to the coverage of evolutionary study. * Two kinds of boxes -- one featuring practical applications and the other related information, supply added depth without interrupting the flow of the text. * Margin comments -- paraphrase and highlight key concepts. * Study and review questions -- help students review their understanding at the end of each chapter, while new challenge questions prompt students to synthesize the chapter concepts to reinforce the learning at a deeper level.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405103459
(248mm x 190mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Ridley
Cooperative Gene, Paperback (October 2008)
In this ground-breaking work, one of today's leading evolutionary thinkers retraces the history of life on Earth--from replicating molecules up to humans--revealing how microscopic life evolved into large animals.
Richard Dawkins, Paperback (March 2007)
Explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers. This volume highlights the breadth and range of Dawkins' influence on modern science and culture, from the gene's eye view of evolution to his energetic engagement in public debates on science, rationalism, and religion.
Narrow Roads of Gene Land - The Collected Papers of W. D. Hamilton, Paperback (November 2005)
W D Hamilton's work on evolutionary biology has influenced scientists working across a variety of disciplines, including evolution, population genetics, and others. This work contains Hamilton's work published between 1990 and 2000, a period in which he covered various topics, often in collaboration with other scientists.
How to Read Darwin, Paperback (February 2005)» View all books by Mark Ridley
Charles Darwin's permanent legacy is his broad, abstract theories of evolution and natural selection, theories which he tested against an array of natural history evidence in his writing.
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Author Biography - Mark Ridley
Mark Ridley works in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK, and formerly worked at Emory University, Atlanta, and the University of Cambridge, UK. He has carried out research in several areas of evolutionary biology, particularly in sexual selection and the comparative method.
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