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Return to the SeaThe Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals

Return to the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals

Annalisa Berta

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270572
eISBN:
9780520951440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270572.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Return to the Sea portrays the life and evolutionary times of marine mammals from giant whales and sea cows that originated fifty-five million years ago and walked on land to deep-diving elephant ... More

Embryos in Deep TimeThe Rock Record of Biological Development

Embryos in Deep Time: The Rock Record of Biological Development

Marcelo Sánchez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271937
eISBN:
9780520952300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271937.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

How can we bring together the study of genes, embryos, and fossils? This is a critical synthesis of the study of individual development in fossils. It brings together an up-to-date review of concepts ... More

Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Michael Heads

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271968
eISBN:
9780520951808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271968.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Molecular studies have revealed highly ordered geographic patterns in plant and animal groups, and this book discusses examples from the tropics. During evolution, phases of community immobilism that ... More

Beyond CladisticsThe Branching of a Paradigm

Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm

David M. Williams and Sandra Knapp (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267725
eISBN:
9780520947993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267725.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Cladistics, or phylogenetic systematics — an approach to discovering, unraveling, and testing hypotheses of evolutionary history — took hold during a turbulent and acrimonious time in the history of ... More

Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Lars Werdelin (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This volume is a comprehensive review of the African mammalian fossil record over the past 65 million years. The book includes current taxonomic and systematic revisions of all African mammal taxa, ... More

How Vertebrates Left the Water

How Vertebrates Left the Water

Michel Laurin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266476
eISBN:
9780520947986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266476.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

More than three hundred million years ago—a relatively recent date in the two billion years since life first appeared—vertebrate animals first ventured onto land. This illustrated book describes how ... More

Comparative BiogeographyDiscovering and Classifying Biogeographical Patterns of a Dynamic Earth

Comparative Biogeography: Discovering and Classifying Biogeographical Patterns of a Dynamic Earth

Lynne Parenti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259454
eISBN:
9780520944398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259454.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

To unravel the complex shared history of the Earth and its life forms, biogeographers analyze patterns of biodiversity, species distribution, and geological history. So far, the field of biogeography ... More

Sequence AlignmentMethods, Models, Concepts, and Strategies

Sequence Alignment: Methods, Models, Concepts, and Strategies

Michael Rosenberg (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256972
eISBN:
9780520943742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256972.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The sequencing of the human genome involved thousands of scientists but used relatively few tools. Today, obtaining sequences is simpler, but aligning them—making sure that sequences from one source ... More

Not by DesignRetiring Darwin's Watchmaker

Not by Design: Retiring Darwin's Watchmaker

John Reiss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258938
eISBN:
9780520944404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258938.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

More than two centuries ago, William Paley introduced his famous metaphor of the universe as a watch made by the Creator. For him, the exquisite structure of the universe necessitated a designer. ... More

Lizards in an Evolutionary TreeEcology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles

Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles

Jonathan Losos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255913
eISBN:
9780520943735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255913.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Adaptive radiation—which results when a single ancestral species gives rise to many descendants, each adapted to a different part of the environment—is possibly the single most important source of ... More

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