Evolution 2nd edition

Colin Patterson

This clear and well-illustrated book provides a concise and interesting summary of modern evolutionary theory.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09133 0
Format:
Paperback
Price:
£12.00
Published:
October 1998
Size:
246 x 189 mm
Extent:
166 pp
Illustrations:
Colour throughout
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

This book has been written for those who have little or no formal training in science and is an ideal introduction for students. Teachers of biology will also find it a valuable reference text.

This new edition has been extensively revised and contains new chapters on neural evolution and gene evolution, the latest theories on the evolution of humans and molecular evolution and many new and updated illustrations.

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Author

Colin Patterson was employed in the Palaeontology Department of the Natural History Museum from 1962 until 1993. He held an 'individual merit' appointment from 1974. 

Though retired at the age of 60, he continued to work daily in the Museum until his sudden death in 1998.

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"This is a great little book. It is funny how similar the educational needs of school leavers and university lecturers can be: both want simple clear explanations which catch the imagination and stick. Colin is a master at achieving this. Instead of an exhaustive coverage of each topic he has gone out to impress minds and get the message across, and it works. The book is well illustrated, easy to handle, and readable in a weekend. If you are looking for an evolutionary text to 17-18-year-olds, Colin's book is hard to beat, and if you are looking, like me, to get back to evolutionary basics, this is something worth owning. "

Heredity

"A valuable tool for students being introduced to evolution and as a reference tool for teachers of biology."

Biological Abstracts/RRM

"This book is a concise, lucid introduction to evolutionary geology for the layperson. Among the valuable resources is a discussion of molecular biology. The drawing and charts make the text easier for a nonspecialist to follow "

National Center for Science Education

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