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Evolution

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  84 ratings  ·  3 reviews
In its scope and emphases, Evolution is a readily recognized descendant of the author's previous textbook, Evolutionary Biology. However, it is much shorter and is exclusively directed toward an undergraduate audience. Teachers and students will find the list of important concepts and terms in each chapter a helpful guide, and will appreciate the radically different dynami ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 750 pages
Published April 6th 2005 by Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S. (first published January 2005)
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Dougal
Sep 06, 2010 Dougal rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Futuyma is a well known evolutionary academic and his book, now into a second edition, is a leading text on the subject. Writing the book must have been a major undertaking and Futuyma is to be commended on producing such a fascinating and comprehensive book.

Unfortunately, large sections of the text are indigestible. A simple example of the general style will suffice:

'From studies of modern organisms, we know that much diversity resides in the great numbers of related species that reduce compet
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Kevin
Very basic overview that introduces readers a to many of the fundamental ideas in Evolution. A good high school or non-science major undergraduate textbook.
Heather Evans
heavy work, this is not for most - particularly if you are like me and had a teacher that chose to let you learn it on your own
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