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Evolutionary Analysis

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Designed to help readers learn how to "think" like evolutionary biologists, this 4-color book approaches evolutionary biology as a dynamic field of inquiry and as a "process." Using a theme-based approach, it illustrates the interplay between theory, observation, testing and interpretation. It offers commentary on strengths and weaknesses of data sets, gives detailed examp ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 704 pages
Published August 3rd 2000 by Prentice Hall (first published January 7th 1997)
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Linda Munro
This was a suggested reading for a course in an introduction to evolution and genetics that I am taking through coursera.org. Although it is a rather large book, it seemed like approximately half of the book was questions, suggested reading and bibliography notes, without studying these items too closely, it became a relatively short text.

According to a synopsis, this book: ‘By presenting evolutionary biology as an ongoing research effort, this best-seller aims to help readers think like scient
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Sofia
Pretty decent reference for beginners in population genetics.

Don't know about the "normal" one, but the international edition contains a chapter on the history of the controversy of teaching evolution in U.S. schools, which I thought was hilariously apologetic, although a sad example on how science sometimes loses to politics.
Drew Crownover
Beautiful comprehensive study of evolution. Clear, easy-to-read text, with plenty of charts, diagrams, pictures, etc. I didn't major in biology, and it had been at least ten years since I'd sat through a science course, but I found this textbook extremely understandable.
Sarah
this book got stolen out of my office in the great textbook burglary of 2008... however it was sold back to the campus bookstore and is currently sitting the campus security office as "evidence"
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Lauren
A great book about Evolution
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Evolutionary Analysis by Scott Freeman (2004)
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