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Author Grzimek, Bernhard.
Uniform Title Animal life encyclopedia evolution
Title Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia [electronic resource]. Evolution / Michael Hutchins, series editor ; Valerius Geist and Eric Pianka, advisory editors ; in association with The Wildlife Society.
Published Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, 2011.
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 Electronic Reference  QH360.2 .G65 2011eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 371 p.) : ill. (chiefly col), col. maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Scientific methods and human knowledge -- Creation stories : the human journey to understand the origins of life on Earth -- History of evolutionary thought -- Charles Darwin : a life of discovery -- Mechanisms of evolutionary change -- Origins of the universe -- Origins of life on Earth -- Speciation : the origins of diversity -- Sexual reproduction -- Species nomenclature, classification, and problems of application -- The fossil record : a window to the past -- What does the fossil record tell us about evolution? -- Biogeography : the distribution of life -- Genetics : the blueprint of life -- Genes and development -- Evolutionary ecology -- Adaptation and evolutionary change -- Sexual selection -- Kin selection -- Coevolution -- Optimal reproductive tactics and life history theory -- Evolutionary physiology -- Industrial melanism in moths -- Galápagos finches -- Artificial selection -- Convergent evolution and ecological equivalence -- Evolution of the animal eye -- Evolution of flight -- Evolution of limblessness -- Canid evolution : from wolf to dog -- Dinosaurs -- Megafauna -- Non-human primate ad human evolution -- Evolution of the brain and nervous system -- Evolution of language -- Evolutionary medicine and the biology of health -- Evolution and biodiversity conservation.
Summary Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Evolution (Biology) -- Encyclopedias.
Evolution (Biology) -- Study and teaching.
Related Names Hutchins, Michael.
Geist, Valerius.
Pianka, Eric R.
Wildlife Society.
Alternate Title Animal life encyclopedia. Evolution
Collection Title Gale virtual reference library.
Related To Print version: Grzimek, Bernhard. Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia. Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, 2011. Grzimek, Bernhard. Animal life encyclopedia evolution. Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia. Evolution. Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, 2011 9781414486697 (DLC) 2010038259
ISBN 9781414486703 (electronic book)
1414486707 (electronic book)
9781414486697 (hardcover)
1414486693 (hardcover)