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Evolution, Second Edition 2nd Edition Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0878932238
ISBN-10: 0878932232
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Because it strikes the right balance between breadth and detail, and is conscientiously written with the student in mind, Futuyma s Evolution will resonate in the classroom. --Joel Cracraft, American Museum of Natural History

Doug Futuyma [makes] me want to be an undergraduate again, so that I can dedicate more hours to poring over the pages of his wonderful text. ... it is really a one-stop-shop for up-to-date assessments of what we do and do not know about evolution. ... There is hardly a page of this book lacking in skillfully chosen and crafted imagery. ... there is a carefully selected beauty here of a kind that could serve to inspire and inform students at so many levels, including those of us who are students for life. --Rich Mooi, Integrative and Comparative Biology

Doug Futuyma [makes] me want to be an undergraduate again, so that I can dedicate more hours to poring over the pages of his wonderful text. ... it is really a one-stop-shop for up-to-date assessments of what we do and do not know about evolution. ... There is hardly a page of this book lacking in skillfully chosen and crafted imagery. ... there is a carefully selected beauty here of a kind that could serve to inspire and inform students at so many levels, including those of us who are students for life. --Rich Mooi, Integrative and Comparative Biology

About the Author

DOUGLAS J. FUTUYMA is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA. His major research interests include evolution of host specificity in herbivorous insects and of interactions among insects and plants, speciation, and evolution of community structure. Dr. Futuyma received the 1997 Sewall Wright Award of the American Society of Naturalists. He has served as President of both the Society for the Study of Evolution (1987) and the American Society of Naturalists (1994), and was elected a fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996. A past Editor of Evolution, Dr. Futuyma currently serves as the journal's Book Review Editor, and as Editor of the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 545 pages
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.; 2nd Edition edition (April 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878932232
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878932238
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 9.2 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was well organized and interesting. It seemed to be overly wordy in some sections, but overall pretty good. The author includes a plethora of colorful diagrams, pictures, and graphs to help the reader understand as well as to keep the reader's attention. The only thing I didn't really like was the way the author didn't have a separate section for human evolution. This is usually what students find the most interesting so it is sprinkled throughout the book in an attempt to make the various sections more interesting. I think this is an ok approach but I think human evolution deserves a dedicated section.
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This textbook is for the serious student of evolutionary biology, not for the layperson. It is an excellent book, plenty of charts, graphs, deep reading on all aspects of evolution. The first chapters pore over the early (at the time and to this day controversial) views on this subject and make for an excellent read. If one is serious about learning biology from an evolutionary standpoint, this book fills the bill and then some. A fine text about a very interesting and much debated topic.
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Lots of good information and data, plus access to online "ebook" because it is quite heavy to carry around. I am only on Chapter 4, but I am impressed with pictures and diagrams. It is the required textbook for a class.
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Although I was upset that my professors informed me we didn't actually need this book for the course AFTER i bought it, it is probably one of the nicest and most beautiful science books I have ever used as a bio major.
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Excellent book for my daughter preparing for Biology Olympiad competition. Also purchase a couple more advanced Biology books. All reviews on Amazon are so helpful to me in giving me the best advise there is available. Thanks Amazon.com
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By ÈæšæŠ on March 29, 2013
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cheaper than bookstore. exact required textbook for class. I think is a useful book for evolution class. hope the price can be cheaper.
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I took evolution with this book, and it was really helpful. It was so easy to read, and I actually enjoyed learning about this stuff.
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Purchased this book for school purposes. Arrived in great condition! As far as personal enjoyment=NONE! But for the purpose of my class in college=PERFECT!
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