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Evolution (2nd Edition)

Making Sense of Life

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21 July 2018

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Science writer Carl Zimmer and evolutionary biologist Douglas Emlen have produced a thoroughly revised new edition of their widely praised evolution textbook. Emlen, an award-winning evolutionary biologist at the University...

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Science writer Carl Zimmer and evolutionary biologist Douglas Emlen have produced a thoroughly revised new edition of their widely praised evolution textbook. Emlen, an award-winning evolutionary biologist at the University of Montana, has infused Evolution: Making Sense of Life with the technical rigor and conceptual depth that today’s biology majors require. Zimmer, an award-winning New York Times columnist, brings compelling storytelling to the book, bringing evolutionary research to life.

Students will learn the fundamental concepts of evolutionary theory, such as natural selection, genetic drift, phylogeny, and coevolution. The book also drives home the relevance of evolution for disciplines ranging from conservation biology to medicine. With riveting stories about evolutionary biologists at work everywhere from the Arctic to tropical rainforests to hospital wards, the book is a reading adventure designed to grab the imagination of students, showing them exactly why it is that evolution makes such brilliant sense of life.

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  • Written by an award winning biologist and science writer
  • Conceptual but rigorous
  • Covers the fundamental concepts of evolutionary theory, such as natural selection, genetic drift, phylogeny, and coevolution.
  • Applied approach with riveting stories of evolutionary biology in action

1. The Whale and the Virus: How Scientists Study Evolution
2. From  Natural Philosophy to Darwin: A Brief History of Evolutionary Ideas
3.  What the Rocks Say: How Geology and Paleontology Reveal the History of  Life
4. The Tree of Life: How Biologists Use Phylogeny to Reconstruct the  Deep Past
5. Raw Material: Heritable Variation among  Individuals
6. The Ways of Change: Drift and Selection
7. Beyond  Alleles: Quantitative Genetics and the Evolution of Phenotypes
8. Natural  Selection: Empirical Studies in the Wild
9. The History in Our  Genes
10. Adaptation: From Genes to Traits
11. Sex: Causes and  Consequences
12. After Conception: The Evolution of Life History and  Parental Care
13. The Origin of Species
14. Macroevolution: The  Long Run
15. Intimate Partnership: How Species Adapt to Each  Other
16. Minds and Microbes: The Evolution of Behavior
17. Human  Evolution: A New Kind of Ape
18. Evolutionary Medicine.

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Carl Zimmer is one of the country's leading science writers. A columnist for The New York Times and a regular contributor to magazines such as Scientific American and National Geographic, he is the author of thirteen books, including The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution and A Planet of Viruses. Zimmer is a lecturer at Yale University, where he teaches science writing. He is a three-time winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award and the winner of the National Academies Communication Award. In 2015, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Biology Teachers.

Douglas J. Emlen is a professor at the University of Montana. He is the...

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Carl Zimmer is one of the country's leading science writers. A columnist for The New York Times and a regular contributor to magazines such as Scientific American and National Geographic, he is the author of thirteen books, including The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution and A Planet of Viruses. Zimmer is a lecturer at Yale University, where he teaches science writing. He is a three-time winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award and the winner of the National Academies Communication Award. In 2015, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Biology Teachers.

Douglas J. Emlen is a professor at the University of Montana. He is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering from the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House, multiple research awards from the National Science Foundation, including their five-year CAREER award, and a Young Investigator Prize and the E. O. Wilson Naturalist Award from the American Society of Naturalists. He is the author of Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle and his research has been featured in outlets including the New York Times and National Public Radio's Fresh Air and Science Friday.

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