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The Resource Genetics, paleontology, and macroevolution, Jeffrey S. Levinton

Genetics, paleontology, and macroevolution, Jeffrey S. Levinton

Label
Genetics, paleontology, and macroevolution
Title
Genetics, paleontology, and macroevolution
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey S. Levinton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An engaging area of biology for more then a century, the study of macroevolution continues to offer profound insight into our understanding of the tempo of evolution and the evolution of biological diversity. In seeking to unravel the patterns and processes that regulate large-scale evolutionary change, the study of macroevolution asks: What regulates biological diversity and its historical development? Can it be explained by natural selection alone? Has geologic history regulated the tempo of diversification? The answers to such questions lie in many disciplines including genetics, paleontology, and geology." "This expanded and updated second edition offers a comprehensive look at macroevolution and its underpinnings, with a primary emphasis on animal evolution. From a neo-Darwinian point of view, it integrates evolutionary processes at all levels to explain the diversity of animal life. It examines a wide range of topics including genetics and speciation, development and evolution, the constructional and functional aspects of form, fossil lineages, and systematics. This book also takes a hard look at the Cambrian explosion. This new edition possesses all of the comprehensiveness of the first edition, yet ushers it into the age of molecular approaches to evolution and development. It also integrated important recent contributions made to our understanding of the early evolution of animal life. Researchers and graduate students will find this insightful book a most comprehensive and up-to-date examination of macroevolution."--Jacket
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levinton, Jeffrey S
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Macroevolution
  • Genetics
  • Paleontology
Label
Genetics, paleontology, and macroevolution, Jeffrey S. Levinton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-586) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Coda: Ten Theses
  • Macroevolution: The Problem and the Field
  • Genealogy, Systematics, and Macroevolution
  • Genetics, Speciation, and Transspecific Evolution
  • Development and Evolution
  • The Constructional and Functional Aspects of Form
  • Patterns of Morphological Change in Fossil Lineages
  • Patterns of Diversity, Origination, and Extinction
  • A Cambrian Explosion?
Control code
ocm52496843
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 617 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511612961
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52496843
Label
Genetics, paleontology, and macroevolution, Jeffrey S. Levinton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-586) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Coda: Ten Theses
  • Macroevolution: The Problem and the Field
  • Genealogy, Systematics, and Macroevolution
  • Genetics, Speciation, and Transspecific Evolution
  • Development and Evolution
  • The Constructional and Functional Aspects of Form
  • Patterns of Morphological Change in Fossil Lineages
  • Patterns of Diversity, Origination, and Extinction
  • A Cambrian Explosion?
Control code
ocm52496843
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 617 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511612961
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52496843

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