Record number, Title, Evolution, an introduction. Author(s), Stearns, S.C.; Hoekstra, R.F.. Source, Oxford: Oxford University Press – ISBN. Patterns of evolution; 4. Evolution in the fossil record; 5. A history of life on earth; 6. The geography of evolution; 7. The evolution of biodiversity; 8. The origin of. Evolution an introduction stearns hoekstra pdf. Evolution: An Introduction stands alone amongst the major textbooks by focusing on key principles to offer a.

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Other editions – View all Evolution: Molecular Biology of the Cell Sixth Edition. Buy the selected items together This item: An Introduction Stephen C. They ask questions, and proceed to answer them, or explain why they can’t. Chapter 13 on the history of the planet and of life is a completely new approach unabashedly designed to motivate students to think about deep time, geology, paleontology, and fossils.

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Write a customer review. See and discover other items: I bought this book svolution from Amazon, and the book was in the condition I expected–minimal markings, no folded pages–and came quickly. Access it at http: If you, like me, are not a biologist, you might want to dip your toe in the water by listening to the lectures before tackling the book.

Based on the depth and complexity of the information this book contains, I would recommend it for a senior undergraduate level course, or even a graduate level course.


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The History of Life Chapter hoekstga is not found in any other evolution textbook, although there are a number of recent books on the subject, and it therefore provides an introductory overview of a topic that has been the object of much recent interest and promises to generate much more insight: They do a fantastic job of defining terms, sometimes more than once throughout the text, and all of the highlighted terms can be found in the glossary in the back, but many other terms from the subjects listed are not readily defined and assume the reader knows them already.

Chapter 4 emphasizes the essential message of population genetics without burdening the students with any of the unessential details and places unique emphasis on the role of the genetic system in constraining the response to selection. Organismal Design for Reproductive Success 7. I’m reading this book in conjunction with the Yale Open Source class on Ecology; it’s the assigned textbook. Principles of Macroevolution As has been said, any fool can write a thick book but it takes talent to write inrroduction short one.

For these reasons, Introdyction wouldn’t have chosen another one. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. My hope is that some of the illustrations that Mr. Chapters describe natural selection and the essential difference between adaptive and neutral evolution with unmatched clarity and simplicity.

Part Four introudction key events in evolution throughout the geological record. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? But what I love most about this book, despite its difficulty I’ve had to read some passages multiple timesis the depths to which it dives in terms of details.


Humanity in a Creative Universe Stuart A. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. They provide a wide variety of perspectives and theories concerning evolutionary research. It has standard content but unique structure. I’m reminded of a child constantly asking “Why? Major Events in the Geological Theater Care has been taken to express complex and stimulating ideas in simple language, while the frequent examples and running summaries make readingfun.

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Stearns to be a great lecturer, able to make his complex subject matter easy to hekstra understood by someone like myself who is not a biologist. EvolutionSecond Edition, is ideal for introductory undergraduate courses in evolutionary biology. I bought this book after listening to about half of Mr. A strong point is the way mitochondrial Eve is contrasted with transpecies polymorphismto show students how to think about inferences with molecular evidence. A companion website contains downloadable images evolutioj the text, interactive simulations to help students explore the subject in a hands-on manner, and additional study questions with answers.

This book has been a joy to read for a variety of reasons, but I hoeksttra agree that it takes time to grasp all of the concepts presented, and prospective reader ought to have a devoted interest in the subject–I would not recommend this book as an introduction of any kind.

The book closes with a chapter that recapsulates major issues, discusses unsolved problems, and looks ahead to future developments in this dynamic field. Part Three explores macroevolutionary processes such as speciation and extinction. The first lecture takes place on Wednesday,