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The evolution of complexity by means of natural selection, John Tyler Bonner

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The evolution of complexity by means of natural selection
Title
The evolution of complexity by means of natural selection
Statement of responsibility
John Tyler Bonner
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Tyler Bonner makes a new attack on an old problem: the question of how progressive increase in the size and complexity of animals and plants has occurred. "How is it," he inquires, "that an egg turns into an elaborate adult? How is it that a bacterium, given many millions of years, could have evolved into an elephant?" The author argues that we can understand this progression in terms of natural selection, but that in order to do so we must consider the role of development--or more precisely the role of life cycles--in evolutionary change. In a lively writing style that will be familiar to readers of his work The Evolution of Culture in Animals (Princeton, 1980), Bonner addresses a general audience interested in biology, as well as specialists in all areas of evolutionary biology. What is novel in the approach used here is the comparison of complexity inside the organism (especially cell differentiation) with the complexity outside (that is, within an ecological community). Matters of size at both these levels are closely related to complexity. The book shows how an understanding of the grand course of evolution can come from combining our knowledge of genetics, development, ecology, and even behavior
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Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bonner, John Tyler
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural selection
  • Biological Evolution
  • Models, Genetic
  • Population Dynamics
  • Évolution (Biologie)
  • Sélection naturelle
  • 42.21 evolution
  • SCIENCE
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural selection
  • Biologisches System
  • Evolution
  • Evolutionsbiologie
  • Komplexität
  • Natürliche Auslese
  • Selektionstheorie
  • Evolutie
  • Natuurlijke selectie
  • Ethologie
  • Complexiteit
  • Évolution (biologie)
  • Sélection naturelle
  • Génétique
  • Animaux
Label
The evolution of complexity by means of natural selection, John Tyler Bonner
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-254) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A brief summary of Darwinian evolution, along with an indication of the purpose of this book -- 2. Evidence for the evolution of size increase (and decrease) from the fossil record -- 3. The size of organisms in ecological communities -- 4. A problem in developmental biology: why and how larger plants and animals are built -- 5. The relation between the complexity of communities and the size, diversity, and abundance of the organisms within them -- 6. How size affects the internal complexities of organisms in their evolution and in their development -- 7. Animal behavior: the pinnacle of biological complexity -- 8. The evolution of complexity: a conclusion with three insights
Control code
on1226522032
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691222110
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1734xrp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1226522032
Label
The evolution of complexity by means of natural selection, John Tyler Bonner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-254) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A brief summary of Darwinian evolution, along with an indication of the purpose of this book -- 2. Evidence for the evolution of size increase (and decrease) from the fossil record -- 3. The size of organisms in ecological communities -- 4. A problem in developmental biology: why and how larger plants and animals are built -- 5. The relation between the complexity of communities and the size, diversity, and abundance of the organisms within them -- 6. How size affects the internal complexities of organisms in their evolution and in their development -- 7. Animal behavior: the pinnacle of biological complexity -- 8. The evolution of complexity: a conclusion with three insights
Control code
on1226522032
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691222110
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1734xrp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1226522032

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