Genetics, Paleontology, and Macroevolution [2nd ed]9780521803175, 0521803179, 0521005507, 0511018290

Author : Jeffrey S. Levinton
Description:This expanded and updated second edition offers a comprehensive look at macroevolution and its underpinnings, with a primary emphasis on animal evolution. From a Neodarwinian point of view, the book integrates evolutionary processes at all levels to explain the diversity of animal life. It examines a wide range of topics including genetics, speciation, development, evolution, constructional and functional aspects of form, fossil lineages, and systematics, and --in a major new chapter--takes a hard look at the Cambrian explosion. The author delves into the age of molecular science and integrates important recent contributions made to our understanding of evolution.
Categories: Biology Genetics
Year :2001
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 634
File Info : pdf 9 Mb