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About the Book

In the Light of Evolution is a collection of essays by leading scientists, and includes essays by science writer Carl Zimmer, historian Janet Browne, and a foreword by journalist David Quammen. As Quammen says in his foreword, the book collects "reports from the field, plainspoken descriptions of lifetime obsessions, hard-earned bits of wisdom, and works in progress, pried loose from some of the most interesting, eminent researchers in evolutionary biology..." It is a book "for readers who are fascinated by evolutionary biology and who desire to understand better the day-by-day, species-by-species, ecosystem-by-ecosystem texture of its practice as a scientific profession." The book is intended for anyone with an interest in evolution, and it can be used in a wide variety of courses, including major's and non-major's introductory biology and evolution classes. - Publisher.

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In the light of evolution
essays from the laboratory and the field
edited by Jonathan Losos

Published 2011 by Roberts in Greenwood Village, Colo. .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Foreword / David Quammen
Charles Darwin : traveller, author, and naturalist / Janet Browne
Darwin in the pupkin patch or Bay Area travels with Charlie / James Curtsinger
Darwin under the microscope : witnessing evolution in microbes / Carl Zimmer
Four legs good, two legs fortuitous : brains, brawn, and the evolution of human bipedalism / Daniel E. Lieberman
Detective work in the West Indies : integrating historical and experimental approaches to study the evolutionary diversification of island lizards / Jonathan B. Losos
Patterns, process, and the parable of the coffeepot incident : arms races between newts and snakes from landscapes to molecules / Edmund D. Brodie III
The herbivore's dilemma : never enough nitrogen / Naomi E. Pierce and Andrew Berry
My island life / Luke Harmon
Diversity in the weapons of sexual selection : horn evolution in dung beetles / Douglas Emlen
Sex, society, and peacock tails : sexual selection from Darwin to modern times / Marlene Zuk and Teri J. Orr
Sexual selection : a tutorial from the Túngara frog / Michael J. Ryan
Guppies and the empirical study of adaptation / David Reznick
O Sting, where is thy death? The evolution of altruism / David Queller
King Midas and his many extremely young species : studies on speciation in Crater Lake cichlid fishes in Nicaraguan crater lakes / Axel Meyer
From Darwin to DNA : the genetic basis of color adaptations / Hopi E. Hoekstra
Fossil discovery and the origin of tetrapods / Ted Daeschler and Neil Shubin
Longhorns, whitetails, and the evolution of "wild" / Harry W. Greene


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QH366.2 .I516 2011

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xi, 330 p.
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