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 about<BR>evolutionary biology, from the origins of species to the selfish gene and beyond. <BR>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. <BR>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 other<BR>illustrations, bibliographies, cross-references and index. <BR>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. <BR>
The Encyclopedia of Evolution is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to evolutionary biology. In 370 articles written by leading experts, it provides biographies of leading figures, and information about the field's history, its essential concepts and theories, methods, models, and findings. It is also available as an e-reference text from Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf.
Coverage at a glance; Fundamental concepts, definitions, theory; Molecular evolution; Population genetics; Evolutionary genetics; Biogeography, biogeology. and biochronology; Social selection; Evolution of disease; Experimental and analytical techniques; History, sociology, and philosophy; Non-biological applications of evolutionary concepts; Evolutionary systematics; Human evolution; Cell and developmental biology; History and diversity of life; Mathematical models; Behavioral ecology
Dimensioni: 277 x 215 mm.
Illustration Notes:numerous halftones, line drawings & maps
Pagine Arabe: 1326