Biased Embryos and Evolution by Wallace ArthurBiased Embryos and Evolution by Wallace Arthur

Biased Embryos and Evolution

byWallace Arthur

Hardcover | June 21, 2004

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Aimed primarily at a general readership and college students of biology, this book focuses on the question of how embryonic development changes in the course of evolution, thus giving rise to new types of creatures. It takes the view that biases in the ways that embryos can be altered are as important as natural selection in determining the directions that evolution has taken, including the one that led to the origin of humans.
Title:Biased Embryos and EvolutionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:June 21, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521833825

ISBN - 13:9780521833820


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The microscopic horse; 2. What 'drives' evolution?; 3. Darwin: pluralism with a single core; 4. How to build a body; 5. A brief history of the last billion years; 6. Preamble to the quiet revolution; 7. The return of the organism; 8. Possible creatures; 9. The beginnings of bias; 10. A deceptively simple question; 11. Development's twin arrows; 12. Action and reaction; 13. Evolvability: organisms in bits; 14. Back to the trees; 15. Stripes and spots; 16. Towards 'The Inclusive Synthesis'; 17. Social creatures; Glossary; References.

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