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The Resource In the light of evolution : essays from the laboratory and field, edited by Jonathan B. Losos

In the light of evolution : essays from the laboratory and field, edited by Jonathan B. Losos

Label
In the light of evolution : essays from the laboratory and field
Title
In the light of evolution
Title remainder
essays from the laboratory and field
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jonathan B. Losos
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the Light of Evolution is a collection of essays by leading scientists, and includes essays by science writer Carl Zimmer, historian Janet Browne, and a foreword by journalist David Quammen. As Quammen says in his foreword, the book collects "reports from the field, plainspoken descriptions of lifetime obsessions, hard-earned bits of wisdom, and works in progress, pried loose from some of the most interesting, eminent researchers in evolutionary biology..." It is a book "for readers who are fascinated by evolutionary biology and who desire to understand better the day-by-day, species-by-species, ecosystem-by-ecosystem texture of its practice as a scientific profession." The book is intended for anyone with an interest in evolution, and it can be used in a wide variety of courses, including major's and non-major's introductory biology and evolution classes. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH366.2
LC item number
.I516 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Losos, Jonathan B
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural selection
  • Natural selection
  • Evolutionsbiologie
  • Evolution
  • Ökosystem
  • Sexuelle Selektion
  • Anpassung
Label
In the light of evolution : essays from the laboratory and field, edited by Jonathan B. Losos
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Foreword / David Quammen -- Charles Darwin : traveller, author, and naturalist / Janet Browne -- Darwin in the pupkin patch or Bay Area travels with Charlie / James Curtsinger -- Darwin under the microscope : witnessing evolution in microbes / Carl Zimmer -- Four legs good, two legs fortuitous : brains, brawn, and the evolution of human bipedalism / Daniel E. Lieberman -- Detective work in the West Indies : integrating historical and experimental approaches to study the evolutionary diversification of island lizards / Jonathan B. Losos -- Patterns, process, and the parable of the coffeepot incident : arms races between newts and snakes from landscapes to molecules / Edmund D. Brodie III -- The herbivore's dilemma : never enough nitrogen / Naomi E. Pierce and Andrew Berry -- My island life / Luke Harmon -- Diversity in the weapons of sexual selection : horn evolution in dung beetles / Douglas Emlen -- Sex, society, and peacock tails : sexual selection from Darwin to modern times / Marlene Zuk and Teri J. Orr -- Sexual selection : a tutorial from the Túngara frog / Michael J. Ryan -- Guppies and the empirical study of adaptation / David Reznick -- O Sting, where is thy death? The evolution of altruism / David Queller -- King Midas and his many extremely young species : studies on speciation in Crater Lake cichlid fishes in Nicaraguan crater lakes / Axel Meyer -- From Darwin to DNA : the genetic basis of color adaptations / Hopi E. Hoekstra -- Fossil discovery and the origin of tetrapods / Ted Daeschler and Neil Shubin -- Longhorns, whitetails, and the evolution of "wild" / Harry W. Greene
Control code
441208126
Dimensions
26 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 330 p.
Isbn
9780981519494
Lccn
2010037777
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)441208126
Label
In the light of evolution : essays from the laboratory and field, edited by Jonathan B. Losos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Foreword / David Quammen -- Charles Darwin : traveller, author, and naturalist / Janet Browne -- Darwin in the pupkin patch or Bay Area travels with Charlie / James Curtsinger -- Darwin under the microscope : witnessing evolution in microbes / Carl Zimmer -- Four legs good, two legs fortuitous : brains, brawn, and the evolution of human bipedalism / Daniel E. Lieberman -- Detective work in the West Indies : integrating historical and experimental approaches to study the evolutionary diversification of island lizards / Jonathan B. Losos -- Patterns, process, and the parable of the coffeepot incident : arms races between newts and snakes from landscapes to molecules / Edmund D. Brodie III -- The herbivore's dilemma : never enough nitrogen / Naomi E. Pierce and Andrew Berry -- My island life / Luke Harmon -- Diversity in the weapons of sexual selection : horn evolution in dung beetles / Douglas Emlen -- Sex, society, and peacock tails : sexual selection from Darwin to modern times / Marlene Zuk and Teri J. Orr -- Sexual selection : a tutorial from the Túngara frog / Michael J. Ryan -- Guppies and the empirical study of adaptation / David Reznick -- O Sting, where is thy death? The evolution of altruism / David Queller -- King Midas and his many extremely young species : studies on speciation in Crater Lake cichlid fishes in Nicaraguan crater lakes / Axel Meyer -- From Darwin to DNA : the genetic basis of color adaptations / Hopi E. Hoekstra -- Fossil discovery and the origin of tetrapods / Ted Daeschler and Neil Shubin -- Longhorns, whitetails, and the evolution of "wild" / Harry W. Greene
Control code
441208126
Dimensions
26 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 330 p.
Isbn
9780981519494
Lccn
2010037777
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)441208126

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