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by Mark Ridley

ePub Evolution download
Mark Ridley
Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd edition (August 15, 1996)
Science & Mathematics
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Mark Ridleys Evolution has become the premier undergraduate text in the study of evolution.

Mark Ridley (born 1956) is a British zoologist and writer on evolution. He studied at both Oxford and Cambridge in the 1980s (his doctoral advisor being Richard Dawkins), and later worked at Emory University.

Evolution (Oxford Readers). Publisher:Oxford University Press. Book Binding:Paperback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. World of Books USA was founded in 2005. Показать все 2 объявления с подержанными товарами. Mark Ridley's Oxford Reader features major contributions to the universal debate by writers such as Charles Darwin, Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, Jacques Monod, Theodosius Dobzhansky, and Francis Crick.

Mark Ridleya s Evolution has become the premier undergraduate text in the study of evolution

Mark Ridleya s Evolution has become the premier undergraduate text in the study of evolution. Readable and stimulating, yet well-balanced and in-depth, this text tells the story of evolution, from the history of the study to the most revent developments in evolutionary theory.

Mark Ridley's Evolution has become the premier undergraduate text in the study of evolution.

Two-colour throughout. Four-colour section. New chapters on fossil record and coevolution. Beginning of chapter summaries and chapter end reviews. With an accompanying multi-media CD ROM.
  • Textbooks are always to be seen as works in progress. New material may be incorporated later. New ideas may replace older ones. There is a question of how much to leave out or what is to be included. Is some material a bit too esoteric? Can the material be presented without pandering to the less-informed, with a long section of basics?
    I believe that this work gives quite a good survey to the discipline, basics and advanced, with many examples and a good degree of useful asides and illustrations. I have not evaluated the Questions section as well, not using this in the way of course material.

  • necessary textbook

  • This is a fascinating book, perfect for the semi-advanced student of evolution. If you've read numerous books on evolution and have an accurate perception of the evolutionary processes, but are becoming bored with the redundancy of popular publications, then you'll appreciate this book. It's a beautifully compiled, detailed, and enlightening read for those who are seeking a more in-depth understanding in what are normally only brushed upon areas. Evolution elaborates on many speculative topics to grab your interest, and in the end could give you a much clearer idea of what direction you should pursue in your research. Be it: speciation, adaptation, macroevolution, microevolution, genomics, or something else, this is the book that could help you decide. Also, if you've yet to read any of the "classical" evolutionary biologists such as Crick, Fisher, Dawkins, Williams, Gould, Smith, or even Darwin, this will be a great introduction to each of those authors, a little of what they thought, and familiarize you with their writing style.

  • The book is a bit hard to get through, and could have done better with more imaging/ color images. Shipped quickly

  • Very thick and heavy but the content is superb! I like the quality of the pages and cover, even if it isn't a hardcover.

  • Excellent

  • This is the second time I ordered this book and this time I made sure it clearly said the CD was included. It still did not come with my order. I need to return both orders at this point.

  • I always thought biology was no more than stamp collecting and memorization of names in a dead language. This book changed my mind. The book is thoughtful, full of examples and results from other studies. The writing is smooth and easy to understand. I particularly like the part on evolutionary genetics. Here Ridley made the insights from evolution theory rigorous by introducing some simple models from population genetics. Simple yet rigorous. Anyone with highschool math can understand.

    I think it's a very good place to start when you want to learn more beyond those popular science books on evolution.