The Princeton Guide to Evolution is a comprehensive, concise, and authoritative reference to the major subjects and key concepts in evolutionary biology, from genes to mass extinctions. Edited by a distinguished team of evolutionary biologists, with contributions from leading researchers, the guide contains some 100 clear, accurate, and up-to-date articles on the most important topics in seven major areas: phylogenetics and the history of life; selection and adaptation; evolutionary processes; genes, genomes, and phenotypes; speciation and macroevolution; evolution of behavior, society, and humans; and evolution and modern society. Complete with more than 100 illustrations (including eight pages in color), glossaries of key terms, suggestions for further reading on each topic, and an index, this is an essential volume for undergraduate and graduate students, scientists in related fields, and anyone else with a serious interest in evolution.
- Explains key topics in some 100 concise and authoritative articles written by a team of leading evolutionary biologists
- Contains more than 100 illustrations, including eight pages in color
- Each article includes an outline, glossary, bibliography, and cross-references
- Covers phylogenetics and the history of life; selection and adaptation; evolutionary processes; genes, genomes, and phenotypes; speciation and macroevolution; evolution of behavior, society, and humans; and evolution and modern society
Jonathan B. Losos is the Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America and professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard University. David A. Baum is professor of botany and director of the J. F. Crow Institute for Evolution at the University of Wisconsin. Douglas J. Futuyma is Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. Hopi E. Hoekstra is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University. Richard E. Lenski is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Zoology at Michigan State University. Allen J. Moore is professor of genetics at the University of Georgia. Catherine L. Peichel is an associate member of the human biology and basic sciences divisions of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dolph Schluter is professor of zoology and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia. Michael J. Whitlock is professor of zoology at the University of British Columbia.
"Biology students will find this material helpful, and those with a desire to learn more about the history of life, genes, evolutionary processes, and the like might also find this a worthwhile title to peruse. A comprehensive guide to all aspects of evolution. Great for students and teachers of the subject."--Library Journal
"This comprehensive reference covers an enormous breadth of information on the major subjects and key concepts in evolutionary biology. . . . The list of international contributors consists of leading evolutionary biologists from a variety of academic institutions."--Booklist
"The writers have worked hard (and succeeded) to make the text as easily readable to the non-specialist reader . . . losing the textbook rigor that will be required by the specialist, who wants an up to date and comprehensive reference. I would thoroughly recommend this book both for those who are struggling with epigenetics and for experts who need all the arguments for the facts about evolution easily to hand."--Brian Livingstone, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
"This massive compendium of 107 chapters covers just about everything there is to know about evolution. . . . Eight major sections cover introductory matters; phylogenetic methods and paleontological surveys; adaptation and selection; processes of evolution (mostly genetic); evolution of genes and genomes; speciation and macroevolutionary processes; behavioral evolution, especially related to humans; and the roles and questions regarding evolution in modern life. . . . Overall, an excellent starting point for deeper investigation . . ."--Choice
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Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by Jonathan B. Losos: