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Evolutionary Biology
Douglas J. Futuyma
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Evolutionary Biology

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  58 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The third edition of this comprehensive book has increased its scope while emphasizing the intellectual order and molecular perspectives which have added to evolutionary studies in the 1990s.
Hardcover, Third Edition
Published January 1st 1997 by Sinauer Associates (first published 1979)
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Jared Lee
Dec 29, 2010 Jared Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This textbook is by far one of the best books on evolutionary biology. It is designed for an undergraduate university course, but the author provides background and information that will allow a more general audience of interested readers to grasp the concepts. The author organizes the concepts well and builds upon them throughout the book. The text is accompanied by the usual features of a textbook, most notably, good figures and tables, separate boxes with more specialized info on particular t ...more
Apr 28, 2013 Dark-Draco rated it really liked it
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I found this book absolutely brilliant while I was in college - it makes some interesting points and has lots of great diagrams to get them across. Unfortunately, I can't think I'll ever have to refer to it again, and, to be honest, find that some of it goes over my head now - been out of the field for too long!!
Joey Zhouyuan
Oct 02, 2015 Joey Zhouyuan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Fast read) Inspiring graphics and see an overall picture through the explanation and summary in the book. Lack of update which the same opinion as other readers; however, maybe the classical doesn't need too frequent updates.
Aug 07, 2007 Irwan rated it liked it
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Part of a sylabus of the Evolutionary Biology course. Took it out of curiousity. I had heard too much about people condemning it previously.

One semester working on it, never once we discussed about whether man descended from apes :-)
Nov 18, 2013 Kevin rated it liked it
Ok book, better than "Evolution" by the same author. I would suggest the Ancestors Tale by Dawkins as an evolution review prior to prelims. Sit in on classes instead of reading this book.
Apr 02, 2011 Megan added it
I read a couple of chapters of this until it was due back to the library, but I had the old edition. I think I'll pick it up again at some point and try to get the newer version.
Jan 27, 2009 Tori added it
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