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2187549 Losos, Jonathan:
In the Light of Evolution
Essays from the Laboratory and Field
Preis:   € 29,95

Einband: Hardcover
Verlag: Roberts and Company Publishers
Erscheinungsdatum: 12/2010
Seiten: 336 S.

ISBN-10: 0-9815194-9-0   
ISBN-13: 9780-9815194-9-4


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Beschreibung
In the Light of Evolution is a collection of essays by leading scientists, including Edmund Brodie III, James Curtsinger, Ted Daeschler, Douglas Emlen, Harry Greene, Luke Harmon, Hopi Hoekstra, Daniel Lieberman, Jonathan Losos, Axel Meyer, Teri J. Orr, Naomi Pierce, David C. Queller, Neil Shubin, David Reznick, Michael Ryan, and Marlene Zuk. The book also includes essays by science writers Carl Zimmer, Andrew Berry, historian Janet Browne, and a foreword by journalist David Quammen.
Inhalt
Foreword by David Quammen


Charles Darwin: Traveller, Author, and Naturalist by Janet Browne


Darwin in the Pumpkin Patch or Bay Area Travels with Charlie by James Curtsinger


Darwin Under the Microscope: Witnessing Evolution In Microbes by Carl Zimmer


Four Legs Good, Two Legs Fortuitous: Brains, Brawn, and the Evolution of Human Bipedalism by Daniel Lieberman


Detective Work in the West Indies: Integrating Historical and Experimental Approaches to Study the Evolutionary Diversification of Island Lizards by Jonathan B. Losos


Patterns, Process, and the Parable of the Coffeepot Incident: Arms Races Between Newts and Snakes from Landscapes to Molecules by Edmund D. Brodie, III


The Herbivore’s Dilemma: Never Enough Nitrogen by Naomi E. Pierce and Andrew Berry


My Island Life by Luke Harmon


Diversity in the Weapons of Sexual Selection: Horn Evolution in Dung Beetles by Douglas Emlen


Sex, Society, and Peacock Tails: Sexual Selection from Darwin to Modern Times by Marlene Zuk and Teri Orr


Sexual Selection: A Tutorial from the Túngara Frog by Michael J. Ryan


Guppies and the Empirical Study of Adaptation by David Reznick


O Sting, Where Is Thy Death? The Evolution of Altruism by David Queller


King Midas and His Many Extremely Young Species: Studies on Speciation in Crater Lake Cichlid Fishes in Nicaragua by Axel Meyer


From Darwin to DNA: The Genetic Basis of Color Adaptations by Hopi E. Hoekstra


Fossil Discovery and the Origin of Tetrapods by Ted Daeschler and Neil Shubin


Longhorns, Whitetails, and the Evolution of “Wild” by Harry W. Greene

Autoreninfo
Jonathan Losos is Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America at Harvard University. He is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution and the David Starr Jordan Prize from the American Society of Naturalists. He is the author of Lizards in the Evolutionary Tree: Ecology, Evolution, and Adaptive Radiation of Anolis (University of California Press).
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