Evolutionary Pathways in Nature by John C. Avise
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Evolutionary Pathways in Nature
By John C. Avise

Evolutionary Pathways in Nature

A Phylogenetic Approach

By (author) See other recent books by John C. Avise
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $165.00
Your Price: $148.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.43 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Evolutionary Pathways in Nature by John C. Avise

Book Description

Reconstructing phylogenetic trees from DNA sequences has become a popular exercise in many branches of biology, and here the well-known geneticist John Avise explains why. Molecular phylogenies provide a genealogical backdrop for interpreting the evolutionary histories of many other types of biological traits (anatomical, behavioral, ecological, physiological, biochemical and even geographical). Guiding readers on a natural history tour along dozens of evolutionary pathways, the author describes how creatures ranging from microbes to elephants came to possess their current phenotypes. Essential reading for college students, professional biologists and anyone interested in natural history and biodiversity, this book is packed with fascinating examples of evolutionary puzzles from across the animal kingdom; how the toucan got its enormous bill, how reptiles grow back lost limbs and why Arctic fish don't freeze.

Buy Evolutionary Pathways in Nature book by John C. Avise from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521674171
ISBN-10: 0521674174
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 15mm)
Pages: 298
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author John C. Avise

Inside the Human Genome by John C. Avise Inside the Human Genome, Hardback (February 2010)

This panoramic yet penetrating scientific view into the many imperfections of the human genome offers compelling counter-evidence to intelligent design. Why do flaws exist in a world engineered by God? The author extends this age-old question to the most basic aspects of humanity's physical existence, and provides the evolutionary answers.

Clonality by John C. Avise Clonality, Hardback (October 2008)

In this book, Avise describes the genetics, ecology, natural history, and evolution of the world's approximately 100 species of vertebrate animal that routinely display one form or another of clonal or quasi-clonal reproduction.

» View all books by John C. Avise


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Evolutionary Pathways in Nature book by John C. Avise and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - John C. Avise

John C. Avise is a Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by John C. Avise close
Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy by John C. Avise
Hermaphroditism by John C. Avise
Inside the Human Genome by John C. Avise
Clonality by John C. Avise
Hope, Hype, and Reality of Genetic Engineering by John C. Avise
Genetic Gods by John C. Avise
Phylogeography by John C. Avise
BoomerangBooks.com.au close