Encyclopedia of Evolution

Encyclopedia of Evolution

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Baker & Taylor
"All aspects of evolution, including theories, researchers, history, philosophy, processes, plants, and animals, are covered in this reference work. Other science reference publications include information about evolution, but this source is unique because of its comprehensive and thorough examination of the subject. It includes thought-provoking essays on such topics as culture in chimpanzees, motherhood, and Darwinian medicine, all written by recognized scholars in the fields. Extensive indexing makes any topic easy to locate. This is a crucial research tool for anyone in search of information on any aspect of evolution."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003.

Book News
This two-volume reference is accessible to general readers but is sophisticated enough to serve scholars and scientists. The 350-plus original articles by research scientists, biologists, ecologists, and others (including lights like Stephen Jay Gould, Jane Goodall, John Maynard Smith, and Robert Trivers) discuss fundamental concepts and definitions, as well as theories of evolution, evolutionary and population genetics, molecular evolution, bioinformatics and genomics, systematics and taxonomy, behavioral ecology and social evolution, cell and developmental biology, human cultural and biological evolution, paleontology, mathematical modelling, and the evolutionary basis of disease. The alphabetically arranged entries (ranging in general from three to six pages in length) also cover how evolutionary thought applies to fields such as genetics, studies of animal behavior, the life sciences, and others. Hundreds of tables, charts, graphs, maps, and other illustrations support the text. Edited by Mark Pagel (evolutionary biology, U. of Reading, UK). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Oxford University Press
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 evolutionary 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 other illustrations, 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.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
ISBN: 9780195122008
Characteristics: 2 v. (xxi, E-92, 1205 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pagel, Mark D.


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