Evolution: Principles and Processes
Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 24 ago 2011 - 442 pagine
Written for those with a minimal science background, Evolution: Principles and Processes provides a concise introduction of evolutionary topics for the one-term course. Using an engaging writing style and a wealth of full-color illustrations, Hall covers all topics from the origin of universe, Earth, the origin of life, and on to how humans influence the evolution of other species. He brings together the principles and processes that explain evolutionary change and discusses the patterns of life that have resulted from the operation of evolution over the past 3.5 billion years. This overview, coupled with numerous case studies and examples, helps readers understand and truly appreciate the origin and diversity of life. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
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adaptive algae Allele frequency amino acid ancestor animals behavior biological birds Cambrian Chapter characters chimpanzees chromosomes Cladistics complex concept Darwin developmental dinosaurs Drosophila early Earth Ediacaran endosymbiosis environment environmental enzymes eukaryotic eukaryotic cells evolution evolutionary change Evolutionary developmental biology evolved example extinction female fertilization FIGURE finches fossil function fungi gametes gametophyte gene flow gene frequencies gene regulation genetic drift genetic variation genome genotype geographical geological groups Heterozygote homeobox hominin Homo Homology humans hybrid hypothesis increase Independent assortment individuals inheritance insects interactions lineages major male mammals mechanisms Meiosis Messenger RNA mitochondrial molecular molecules morphological mRNA multicellular organisms mutations natural selection nucleotide nucleotide sequences organelles origin parasite Peripatric speciation phenotype phylogenetic polymorphism Population genetics predators produced prokaryotic proteins radiation relationships Relative fitness rocks sapiens sexual similar social speciation species structures survival sympatric theory tion traits Transcription Transposons tree vertebrates