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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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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
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!!
(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.