Evolution: Making Sense of Life (2nd Edition) – eBook


  • Authors: Carl Zimmer, Douglas J. Emlen
  • File Size: 58 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 1356 pages
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman; 2nd edition
  • Publication Date: July 13, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936221551
  • ISBN-13: 9781936221554
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Science writer Carl Zimmer and evolutionary biologist Douglas Emlen have produced a thoroughly revised brand new edition of their widely praised evolution etextbook. Emlen, an award-winning evolutionary biologist at the University of Montana, has infused Evolution: Making Sense of Life 2nd edition (PDF) with the technical rigor and conceptual depth that today’s biology majors require. Zimmer, an award-winning New York Times columnist, brings compelling storytelling to the ebook, bringing evolutionary research to life. College students will learn the fundamental concepts of evolutionary theory, such as natural selection, phylogeny, genetic drift, and coevolution. The ebook also drives home the relevance of evolution for disciplines ranging from medicine to conservation biology. With riveting stories about evolutionary biologists at work everywhere from the Arctic to tropical rainforests to hospital wards, the ebook is a reading adventure designed to grab the imagination of university and college students, showing them exactly why it is that evolution makes such brilliant sense of life.