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Strickberger's Evolution, Fifth Edition

Author(s): Brian K. Hall, Dalhousie University
Benedikt Hallgrímsson, University of Calgary
  • ISBN-13: 9781449691929
  • Product With Access Code    646 pages      © 2014
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Now with a new full color design and art program, the Fifth Edition of Strickberger's Evolution is updated with the latest data and updates from the field.  The authors took care to carefully modify the chapter order in an effort to provide a more clear and student-friendly presentation of course material. The original scope and theme of this popular text remains, as it continues to present an overview of prevailing evidence and theories about evolution by discussing how the world and its organisms arose and changed over time. New boxed features concentrating on modern and exciting research in the field are included throughout the text.

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Features & Benefits

  • A dynamic new art program and enhanced design adds clarity to the text
  • A more student-friendly and engaging writing style helps students better understand and retain key concepts
  • A reorganized chapter order provides a more clear and accessible presentation of course material
  • New boxed features highlight new and exciting research in the field
  • Access to the Navigate Companion Website is included with every new print copy
  • Instructor’s resources include PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, Power Point Image Bank, Supplementary Problems and Exercises, and a new Test Bank with more than 700 questions.

Applicable Courses

Suitable for a first undergraduate class in evolution, for a class on how organismal diversity arose and is maintained, for an introductory biology class using evolution as the guiding principle, or for a senior undergraduate class that seeks to synthesize a program of study using evolution as the framework.

Part  1  Evolution and Species
  Chapter  1  Intellectual Origins of the Theory of Biological Evolution
  Chapter  2  Species and Their Relationships
  Chapter  3  Similarity and Patterns of Evolution
Part  2  The First Ten Billion years: 13.7-3.7 Bya
  Chapter  4  Universe and Earth Arise
  Chapter  5  The Atmosphere, Rocks, and Continents
Part  3  From Molecules to Organisms: 3.7–1.5 Bya
  Chapter  6  Origin of the Molecules of Life
  Chapter  7  Molecules, Membranes and Protocells
  Chapter  8  The First Cells and Organisms Arose 3.5 Bya
  Chapter  9  Eukaryotic Organelles, Genes and Organisms Arose 1.8 Bya
Part  4  Theories of Evolution and Heredity
  Chapter  10  Voyages of Discovery, Natural Selection and Evolution
  Chapter  11  The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection
  Chapter  12  Mendel, Inheritance and a Theory of Heredity
  Chapter  13  Genes, Environment and Inheritance
Part  5  Natural Selection in Action
  Chapter  14  Types of Natural Selection
  Chapter  15  Natural Selection, Phenotypes and Genotypes
Part  6  Sources of Variation in Individuals and in Populations
  Chapter  16  Chromosomes and Genomes as Sources of Individual Variation
  Chapter  17  Mutations and Gene Regulation as Sources of Individual Variation
  Chapter  18  Genetic Variation in Populations
  Chapter  19  Demes, Gene Flow and Genetic Drift
Part  7  Populations, Speciation and Extinctions
  Chapter  20  Competition, Predation and Population Biology
  Chapter  21  Coevolution
  Chapter  22  Phenotypic Plasticity and Sympatric Speciation
  Chapter  23  Allopatric Speciation and Hybridization
  Chapter  24  Mass Extinctions, Opportunities and Adaptive Radiations
Part  8  Human Origins, Evolution, and Influence
  Chapter  25  Human Origins
  Chapter  26  Cultural and Social Evolution
  Chapter  27  Human Influences on Evolution
  Chapter  28  Culture, Religion, and Evolution

Brian K. Hall-Dalhousie University

Brian Hall, born, raised and educated in Australia, has been associated with Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia since 1968, most recently as a University Research Professor and George S. Campbell Professor of Biology, and since July 2007 as University Research Professor Emeritus. He was Killam Research Professor at Dalhousie University (1990-1995), Faculty of Science Killam Professor (1996-2001) and Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellow (2003-2005).

Trained as an experimental embryologist, for the past 40 years he has undertaken research into vertebrate skeletal development and evolution and played a major role in integrating evolutionary and developmental biology into the discipline now known as Evolutionary Developmental Biology (evo-devo); he wrote the first evo-devo text book , published in 1990 and a second edition in 1999 (Hall 1999a).

A fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Hall has earned numerous awards for his research, teaching and writing, including the 2005 Killam Prize in Natural Sciences, one of the top scientific awards in Canada.

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Benedikt Hallgrímsson-University of Calgary

Benedikt Hallgrímsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, and completed his studies at the University of Alberta and the University of Chicago. A biological anthropologist and evolutionary biologist, he combines developmental genetics and bioinformatics with morphometrics to address the developmental basis and evolutionary significance of phenotypic variation and variability. His work has focused on humans and other primates and comparative approaches to study the evolutionary developmental biology of variation. He is the editor-in-chief of Evolutionary Biology, a journal dedicated to the synthesis of ideas in evolutionary biology and related disciplines.

Based at the University of Calgary, Dr. Hallgrímsson teaches organismal biology and anatomy. There he has received several Gold Star Teaching Awards, a Letter of Excellence Lecturer Award and the McLeod Distinguished Achievement Award. He is featured on the University of Calgary "Great Teachers" website. From the American Association of Anatomists he received the Basmajian/Williams and Wilkins Award for educational contributions in 2001.

  • [The book] provides a broad, well-written, and well-illustrated overview of evolution and systematics, both theory and empirical examples. The image bank is a useful resource for instructors and the online resources are helpful for students.

    -Jan Jeffrey Hoover, Millsaps College

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ISBN-13: 9781449691929

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