"Well-written. It’s the only comprehensive, up-to-date text around." (Dr. Laurie Tompkins
"This is the most thorough and up-to-date textbook of evolutionary biology available for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Its conceptual emphasis is a valuable complement to the usual data-driven organization of biology texts." (Prof. Carey Krajewski)
"Very good, comprehensive text which can be used for a course covering the broad topics of evolution as well as in-depth topics for the higher level courses." (Doug Broadfield)
"Written according to a clear plan that emphasizes major concepts and approaches to solving problems, but also has numerous examples to illustrate these concepts." (Prof. David H. A. Fitch)
Mark Ridleys Evolution has become the premier undergraduate text in the study of evolution. Readable and stimulating, yet well balanced and in-depth, this text tells the story of evolution, from the history of the study to the most recent developments in evolutionary theory.The third edition of this successful textbook features updates and extensive new coverage. The sections on adaptation and diversity have been reorganized for improved clarity and flow, and a completely updated section on the evolution of sex and the inclusion of more plant examples have all helped to shape this new edition. Evolution also features strong, balanced coverage of population genetics, and scores of new applied plant and animal examples make this edition even more accessible and engaging.
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