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Very detailed, well-explained scenarios to change your view on how evolution worksPublished 1 month ago by ptilosphen
A fantastic scholarship. A must read for anyone tired with the evolutionary synthesis platitude that places the gene in the driver's seat of evolution and development; like novel... Read morePublished 13 months ago by JLG
If you never fully accepted the "simple" gene-based model (the Modern Synthesis) of Natural Selection, this is the book for you!Published on February 23, 2013 by Christopher J. Davis
This text is amazing. It takes a comparative approach in providing countless examples of developmental plasticity and its importance in the scope of evolutionary theory. Read morePublished on December 26, 2011 by massey4
West-Eberhard has produced a 794 page tome that chokes the brain and deadens the senses. On the reverse cover, it asks a question about the picture on the cover, and refers to a... Read morePublished on May 14, 2008 by David Rackham
There seems to be a consensus in evolutionary biology that this is an important book representing a major advance in our understanding. Read morePublished on March 16, 2007 by Patrick Alexander
I have a PhD in biochemistry (meaning I can understand a reasonable amount of jargon) and hoped that with this book I'd be able to understand what modern developmental biology (in... Read morePublished on July 28, 2006 by Anonymous
I think that Mary Jane West-Eberhard is trying to formulate a new Shyntesis in Biology, she is trying to include Development in Neo-Darwinism. Read morePublished on March 8, 2006 by Mariana
Being unfamilar with the jargon of her field, I had difficulty in following her arguments. Exacerbating the problem was scholarly syntax that packed sentences with so many clauses... Read morePublished on June 14, 2005 by Ernest J. Breton