Encyclopedia of Evolution: 2 volume set

Hardcover | March 28, 2002

EditorMark Pagel

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From the classic work of Darwin to current developments in such fields as psychology and economics, evolutionary biology is an increasingly powerful tool for understanding the natural world. Here in two volumes is a comprehensive, accessible, and authoritative guide to what we know aboutevolutionary biology, from the origins of species to the selfish gene and beyond. The Encyclopedia of Evolution covers the essentials of evolutionary biology in 370 original articles written by leading experts. The articles cover basic concepts and theories; models, methods, and findings; schools of thought; current controversies; biographies; and more. The Encyclopedia covers evolutionary thought in genetics, animal behavior, and every area of the life sciences, as well as in anthropology, psychology, linguistics, sociology, economics, medicine, philosophy, and other fields. There are hundreds of tables, charts, grtaphs, maps and otherillustrations, bibliographies, cross-references and index. Designed for students and teachers in both high schools and colleges and universities, and scholars and scientists in the natural and social sciences, the Encyclopedia of Evolution will be the first point of access to this growing body of knowledge.

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From the classic work of Darwin to current developments in such fields as psychology and economics, evolutionary biology is an increasingly powerful tool for understanding the natural world. Here in two volumes is a comprehensive, accessible, and authoritative guide to what we know aboutevolutionary biology, from the origins of species...

Mark Pagel is at University of Reading.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1326 pages, 9.29 × 11.69 × 4.21 inPublished:March 28, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195122003

ISBN - 13:9780195122008

Appropriate for ages: 15 - 15

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Table of Contents

In Coverage at a glanceFundamental concepts, definitions, theory. Molecular evolution. Population genetics. Evolutionary genetics. Cell and developmental biology. History and diversity of life. Evolutionary systematics. Biogeography, biogeology. and biochronology. Behavioral ecology. Social selection. Evolution of disease. Human evolution. Mathematical models. Experimental and analytical techniques. History, sociology, and philosophy. Non-biological applications of evolutionary concepts.

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"It seems almost certain that this encyclopedia will be a key source for researchers, as well as for students and teachers."--Nature "Articles are excellent and well written."--American Reference Book Annual