Table of contents:
Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Current Problems in Evolutionary Theory: Part II. Theories of Evolution at the Level of Populations and Species: Part III. Evolution in Modern Populations: Part IV. Limits to Knowledge of the Fossil Record and Their Influence on Studies of Evolution: Part V. Patterns of Evolution Among Late Cenozoic Mammals: Part VI. Patterns of Evolution of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates in the Late Cenozoic: Part VII. The Influence of Systems of Classification on Concepts of Evolutionary Patterns: Part VIII. Evolutionary Constraints: Part IX. Evolutionary Genetics: Part X. Development and Evolution: Part XI. Physical Constraints: Part XII. Major Evolutionary Transitions: Part XIII. Patterns of Radiation: Part XIV. Forces of Evolution: Part XV. Conclusions and Comparisons: Glossary. References. Index.
This new undergraduate text provides an integrated view of the forces that influence the patterns and rates of vertebrate evolution. The evolutionary roles of behaviour, development, continental drift, and mass extinctions are compared with the importance of variation and natural selection that were emphasised by Darwin.
This new undergraduate text provides an integrated view of the forces that influence the patterns and rates of vertebrate evolution.
- Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
- Seitenzahl: 464
- Ausstattung/Bilder: 464 pages - 169 line diagrams 4 half-tones 14 tables
- Abmessung: 254mm x 180mm x 25mm
- Gewicht: 975g
- ISBN-13: 9780521478090
- ISBN-10: 052147809X
- Best.Nr.: 21226497