Now with a new full color design and art program, the Fifth Edition of Strickberger's Evolution is updated with the latest data and updates from the field. The authors took care to carefully modify the chapter order in an effort to provide a more clear and student-friendly presentation of course material. The original scope and theme of this popular text remains, as it continues to present an overview of prevailing evidence and theories about evolution by discussing how the world and its organisms arose and changed over time. New boxed features concentrating on modern and exciting research in the field are included throughout the text.
New and Key Features of the Fifth Edition
- New Full color design and art program
- Maintains the student-friendly engaging writing-style for which it is known
- A reorganized chapter order provides a more clear and accessible presentation of course material.
- Chapters on the evolution of biodiversity are now found on the text's website.
- Access to the companion website is included with every new copy of the text.
- New boxed features highlight new and exciting research in the field.
- Instructor’s resources include PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, Power Point Image Bank, Supplementary Problems and Exercises, and a new Test Bank with more than 700 questions.
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Suitable for a first undergraduate class in evolution, for a class on how organismal diversity arose and is maintained, for an introductory biology class using evolution as the guiding principle, or for a senior undergraduate class that seeks to synthesize a program of study using evolution as the framework.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Evolution and Species
Chapter 1 Intellectual Origins of the Theory of Biological Evolution
Chapter 2 Species and Their Relationships
Chapter 3 Similarity and Patterns of Evolution
Part 2 The First Ten Billion years: 13.7-3.7 Bya
Chapter 4 Universe and Earth Arise
Chapter 5 The Atmosphere, Rocks, and Continents
Part 3 From Molecules to Organisms: 3.7–1.5 Bya
Chapter 6 Origin of the Molecules of Life
Chapter 7 Molecules, Membranes and Protocells
Chapter 8 The First Cells and Organisms Arose 3.5 Bya
Chapter 9 Eukaryotic Organelles, Genes and Organisms Arose 1.8 Bya
Part 4 Theories of Evolution and Heredity
Chapter 10 Voyages of Discovery, Natural Selection and Evolution
Chapter 11 The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection
Chapter 12 Mendel, Inheritance and a Theory of Heredity
Chapter 13 Genes, Environment and Inheritance
Part 5 Natural Selection in Action
Chapter 14 Types of Natural Selection
Chapter 15 Natural Selection, Phenotypes and Genotypes
Part 6 Sources of Variation in Individuals and in Populations
Chapter 16 Chromosomes and Genomes as Sources of Individual Variation
Chapter 17 Mutations and Gene Regulation as Sources of Individual Variation
Chapter 18 Genetic Variation in Populations
Chapter 19 Demes, Gene Flow and Genetic Drift
Part 7 Populations, Speciation and Extinctions
Chapter 20 Competition, Predation and Population Biology
Chapter 21 Coevolution
Chapter 22 Phenotypic Plasticity and Sympatric Speciation
Chapter 23 Allopatric Speciation and Hybridization
Chapter 24 Mass Extinctions, Opportunities and Adaptive Radiations
Part 8 Human Origins, Evolution, and Influence
Chapter 25 Human Origins
Chapter 26 Cultural and Social Evolution
Chapter 27 Human Influences on Evolution
Chapter 28 Culture, Religion, and Evolution
About the Author(s)
Brian K. Hall-Dalhousie University
Brian Hall, born, raised and educated in Australia, has been associated with Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia since 1968, most recently as a University Research Professor and George S. Campbell Professor of Biology, and since July 2007 as University Research Professor Emeritus. He was Killam Research Professor at Dalhousie University (1990-1995), Faculty of Science Killam Professor (1996-2001) and Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellow (2003-2005).
Trained as an experimental embryologist, for the past 40 years he has undertaken research into vertebrate skeletal development and evolution and played a major role in integrating evolutionary and developmental biology into the discipline now known as Evolutionary Developmental Biology (evo-devo); he wrote the first evo-devo text book , published in 1990 and a second edition in 1999 (Hall 1999a).
A fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Hall has earned numerous awards for his research, teaching and writing, including the 2005 Killam Prize in Natural Sciences, one of the top scientific awards in Canada.
Benedikt Hallgrímsson-University of Calgary
Benedikt Hallgrímsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, and completed his studies at the University of Alberta and the University of Chicago. A biological anthropologist and evolutionary biologist, he combines developmental genetics and bioinformatics with morphometrics to address the developmental basis and evolutionary significance of phenotypic variation and variability. His work has focused on humans and other primates and comparative approaches to study the evolutionary developmental biology of variation. He is the editor-in-chief of Evolutionary Biology, a journal dedicated to the synthesis of ideas in evolutionary biology and related disciplines.
Based at the University of Calgary, Dr. Hallgrímsson teaches organismal biology and anatomy. There he has received several Gold Star Teaching Awards, a Letter of Excellence Lecturer Award and the McLeod Distinguished Achievement Award. He is featured on the University of Calgary "Great Teachers" website. From the American Association of Anatomists he received the Basmajian/Williams and Wilkins Award for educational contributions in 2001.