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Speciation 1st Edition
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Coyne and Orr are married to the biological species concept and flat out don't believe in sympatric speciation. If one was actually to apply their "modified" version of the BSC to plants, the taxonomy of plants as we understand it today would collapse. And if you hold any hope that sympatric speciation might be possible, Coyne and Orr will beat those fantasies out of you. In fact, their distaste for the topic borders on fanaticism. By the latter chapters, I found myself rolling my eyes each time sympatry was discussed. Enough!
That said, Speciation is still a solid text on the topic and an excellent introduction for advanced undergrads or grad students.Read more ›
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Great book! Perfect condition of an actual hard copy of this book. I'm very satisfied with my purchase!Published 19 months ago by A. Z. Colvin
A very dry book, but it's very informative-- clear, concise, with arguments well-presented. And it's reasonably priced, which is also nice...Published on February 10, 2013 by Ryn
I'm not professional in this field so it is a little difficult for me to follow the writing style.
Maybe it is a good book for experts, but hard to follow for outsider... Read more
I was expecting a review of speciation, particularly the type as seen in the fossil record which shows the origin of evolutionary novelties. Read morePublished on July 20, 2008 by Carl Cox