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Second Edition Media Update

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Carl T. Bergstrom (Author, University of Washington), Lee Alan Dugatkin (Author, University of Louisville)


Helping students think critically, with new online assessment

Bergstrom and Dugatkin’s highly regarded text now offers an expanded InQuizitive course. InQuizitive provides adaptive learning activities for students. Its unique coaching pedagogy helps them learn important concepts and develop critical thinking skills. In addition, the text focuses on getting students to think like evolutionary biologists, with critical thinking questions throughout every chapter and expanded end-of-chapter problems emphasizing data interpretation.


Publication date for instructor exam copies: November 2018

On-sale date for student copies and accompanying resources: July 2019

New InQuizitive course gets students to think like evolutionary biologists

As an instructor, you may expect students to have foundational knowledge of the concepts, but in reality, students often need a refresher, or even need to learn it for the first time. InQuizitive, Norton’s award-winning, adaptive platform supports your teaching by preparing students for class, making your time in the classroom more effective.  

Thorough and accessible coverage of phylogenetics and population genetics

The text introduces phylogenetics early, teaching students how to interpret and then build trees that infer hypotheses about evolutionary history and compare the relatedness of living organisms. Building on this strong foundation in phylogenetic reasoning, the authors incorporate tree-thinking into every subsequent chapter. Similarly, the five complete chapters on population genetics provide the most thorough coverage of this topic available in any undergraduate textbook. 

Fascinating coverage of new research directions

Foundational course concepts are reinforced by new research examples from the last five years and a new chapter on human evolution highlighting recent discoveries. 

Art program as rich as the field it illustrates

The art program was carefully developed to promote understanding of key concepts, engage students with stunning details, and provide just the right amount of information. Abundant phylogenetic trees, research-style data graphics (presented similarly as in the primary literature), and visual representations of experimental design visually convey the science of evolution to students. 


    PART I Foundations of Evolutionary Biology

    1 An Overview of Evolutionary Biology

    2 Early Evolutionary Ideas and Darwin’s Insight

    3 Natural Selection

    4 Phylogeny and Evolutionary History

    5 Inferring Phylogeny


    PART II Evolutionary Genetics

    6 Transmission Genetics and the Sources of Genetic Variation

    7 The Genetics of Populations

    8 Evolution in Finite Populations

    9 Evolution at Multiple Loci

    10 Genome Evolution


    PART III The History of Life

    11 The Origin and Evolution of Early Life

    12 Major Transitions

    13 Evolution and Development

    14 Species and Speciation

    15 Extinction and Evolutionary Trends


    PART IV Evolutionary Interactions

    16 Sex and Sexual Selection

    17 The Evolution of Sociality

    18 Coevolution

    19 Human Evolution

    20 Evolution and Medicine