Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics: A Brief by John C. Avise

By John C. Avise

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics is a pithy, energetic booklet occupying a unique niche—the conceptual heritage of evolutionary genetics— now not inhabited by way of the other on hand remedy. Written by means of a world-leading authority in evolutionary genetics, this paintings encapsulates and ranks 70 of the main major paradigm shifts in evolutionary biology and genetics throughout the century-and-a-half on the grounds that Darwin and Mendel. The technological know-how of evolutionary genetics is vital to all of biology, yet many scholars and different practitioners have little wisdom of its ancient roots and conceptual advancements. This publication fills that wisdom hole in a thought-provoking and readable structure.

This interesting chronological trip alongside the numerous conceptual pathways to our glossy realizing of evolutionary and genetic ideas is an excellent springboard for discussions in undergraduate or graduate seminars in evolutionary biology and genetics. yet greater than that, an individual drawn to the background and philosophy of technology will locate a lot of worth among its covers.

  • Provides a relative rating of 70 seminal breakthroughs and paradigm shifts within the box of evolutionary biology and genetics
  • Modular layout allows prepared entry to every defined subject
  • Historical review of a box whose recommendations are principal to all of biology and appropriate to a wide viewers of biologists, technological know-how historians, and philosophers of science
  • Extensively cross-referenced with a advisor to landmark papers and books for every topic

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Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics: A Brief History of Shifting Paradigms

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics is a pithy, full of life publication occupying a different niche—the conceptual historical past of evolutionary genetics— no longer inhabited by way of the other to be had remedy. Written via a world-leading authority in evolutionary genetics, this paintings encapsulates and ranks 70 of the main major paradigm shifts in evolutionary biology and genetics in the course of the century-and-a-half when you consider that Darwin and Mendel.

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