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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
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)