Save on Textbooks
- AU $56.99Trending at AU $71.25
- AU $13.75Trending at AU $17.80
- AU $34.64Trending at AU $35.22
- AU $69.53Trending at AU $85.96
- AU $17.60Trending at AU $22.27
- AU $34.66Trending at AU $36.07
- AU $29.91Trending at AU $39.11
About this product
- DescriptionWhat do we kw about animal evolution in the early twenty-first century? How much more do we kw today than Darwin did? What are the most exciting discoveries that have been made in the last few decades? Covering all the main animal groups, from jellyfish to mammals, this book considers all of these questions and more. Its 30 short chapters, each written in a conversational, ntechnical style and accompanied by numerous original illustrations, deal equally with the pattern and the process of evolution - with both evolutionary trees and evolutionary mechanisms. They cover diverse evolutionary themes, including: the animal toolkit, natural selection, embryos and larvae, animal consciousness, fossils, human evolution, and even the possibility of animal life existing elsewhere than on Earth. This unique text will make an excellent introduction for undergraduates and others with an interest in the subject.
- Author BiographyWallace Arthur is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is one of the founders of the interdisciplinary field of evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo), and has a special interest in explaining scientific concepts in plain, nontechnical language. He is the author of nine previous books, including Biased Embryos and Evolution (Cambridge, 2004) and The Origin of Animal Body Plans (Cambridge, 1997).
- Author(s)Wallace Arthur
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication07/08/2014
- SubjectScience & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note119 b/w illus.
- Weight640 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Illustrator(s)Stephen Arthur
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.