Michael Robertson Rose, George V. Lauder
Academic Press, 1996 - Science - 511 pages
The study of evolutionary adaptation returns to the center stage of biology with this important volume. This innovative treatise discusses new developments in adaptation, with new methods, and new theoretical foundations, achievements, and prospects for a rich intellectual future. Once again adaptation is established as a fundamental cornerstone of evolution by means of natural selection. This is an insightful reintroduction to the themes that Darwin and his successors regarded as central to any profound understanding of biology.
* Wide-ranging and comprehensive coverage of adaptation
* Thoroughly reviews adaptation in an up-to-date and advanced treatment
* Includes contributions by leading authorities
* Encourages various conflicting viewpoints
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