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Rates of Evolution - A Quantitative Synthesis (Hardcover): Philip D. Gingerich

Rates of Evolution - A Quantitative Synthesis (Hardcover)

Philip D. Gingerich

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How fast is evolution, and why does it matter? The rate of evolution, and whether it is gradual or punctuated, is a hotly debated topic among biologists and paleontologists. This book compiles and compares examples of evolution from laboratory, field, and fossil record studies, analyzing them to extract their underlying rates. It concludes that while change is slow when averaged over many generations, on a generation-to-generation time scale, evolution is rapid. Chapters cover the history of evolutionary studies, from Lamarck and Darwin in the nineteenth century to the present day. An overview of the statistics of variation, dynamics of random walks, processes of natural selection and random drift, and effects of scale and time averaging are also provided, along with methods for the analysis of evolutionary time series. Containing case studies and worked examples, this book is ideal for advanced students and researchers in paleontology, biology, and anthropology.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Philip D. Gingerich
Dimensions: 253 x 178 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 396
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-16724-7
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Research methods
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Evolution
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > Palaeontology > General
LSN: 1-107-16724-8
Barcode: 9781107167247

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