ISBN 978-0-393-92592-0

Carl T. Bergstrom (Author)Lee Alan Dugatkin (Author)

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Written by active researchers to present a contemporary view of the field

Fundamental concepts are explained with an emphasis on phylogenetics and population thinking. These two themes are introduced early and thoroughly integrated into nearly every chapter, giving students an introduction to important concepts in a contemporary way. Concepts are reinforced via in-depth, current research studies, many of which are drawn from research done in the last decade.

A powerful art program

The art program was carefully developed to promote understanding of key concepts by engaging students visually and providing them with just the right amount of detail.

Process animations

Twelve animations based on book art help students to visualize some of the more difficult course concepts. High-quality process animations bring fundamental concepts such as genetic drift, phylogenetics, and the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium to life. The animations are posted on the free and open StudySpace student website and are available on the instructor’s resource disc for use in lecture.

An emphasis on problem solving

Students are encouraged to learn about evolutionary biology as a process of inquiry through the description and analysis of problems that capture the essential elements of key concepts, phylogenetic relationships, and population thinking.

A full suite of resources for instructors and students

Evolution offers instructors and students a rich and accessible media package. Labeled and unlabeled versions of every piece of book art and distinctive process animations are easily accessible for use in lecture presentations. A full test bank supports instructors in assessing student mastery of important concepts. Access to online simulation software gives students the opportunity to actively examine the core concepts outside of class.