For undergraduate courses in Evolution. By presenting evolutionary biology as an ongoing research effort, this best-selling text aims to help students think like scientists. The authors convey the excitement and logic of evolutionary science by introducing principles through recent and classical studies, and by emphasizing real-world applications.
I. INTRODUCTION 1. A Case for Evolutionary Thinking: Understanding HIV 2. The Evidence for Evolution 3. Darwinian Natural Selection 4. Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees II. MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE 5. Mutation and Genetic Variation 6. Mendelian Genetics in Populations I: Selection and Mutation as Mechanisms of Evolution 7. Mendelian Genetics in Populations II: Migration, Genetic Drift, and Nonrandom Mating 8. Evolution at Multiple Loci: Linkage and Sex 9. Evolution at Multiple Loci: Quantitative Genetics III. ADAPTATION 10. Studying Adaptation: Evolutionary Analysis of Form and Function 11. Sexual Selection 12. Kin Selection and Social Behavior 13. Aging and Other Life History Characters 14. Evolution and Human Health 15. Phylogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Adaptation IV. THE HISTORY OF LIFE 16. Mechanisms of Speciation 17. The Origins of Life and Precambrian Evolution 18. The Cambrian Explosion and Beyond 19. Development and Evolution 20. Human Evolution