Evolution (2nd edition) – Bergstrom/Dugatkin – PDF

eBook Details

  • Authors: Carl T. Bergstrom, Lee Alan Dugatkin
  • File Size: 100 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Pages: 896 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 2nd edition
  • Publication Date: February 23, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393601048, 039360103X
  • ISBN-13: 9780393601046, 9780393601039

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About The Author

Carl T. Bergstrom

Carl T. Bergstrom

Carl T. Bergstrom is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington in Seattle and a member of the external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. He received his undergraduate degree in 1993 from Harvard University where he worked with Naomi Price and David Haig, and his PhD in 1998 from Stanford University where he worked with Marc Feldman. His postdoctoral work was done with Bruce Levin at Emory University. Dr. Bergstrom’s research uses mathematical models and evolutionary theory to understand biological and social processes on scales from intracellular information processing to the population-wide spread of emerging infectious diseases. In addition to teaching the undergraduate evolution course at the University of Washington, Dr. Bergstrom teaches courses on evolution and medicine, game theory and animal behavior, and mathematical biology.

Lee Alan Dugatkin

Lee Alan Dugatkin

Lee Alan Dugatkin is a professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville. His main area of research is the evolution of social behavior. He is currently studying the evolution of cooperation, aggression, antibiotic resistance, risk-taking behavior, and the interaction between genetic and cultural evolution. Dr. Dugatkin is the author of over 145 articles on evolution and behavior in journals such as Nature and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and several trade monographs on the evolution of cooperation and the history of science. He is also the author of Principles of Animal Behavior, Second Edition.

Evolution 2nd edition, written by Bergstrom and Dugatkin, is a widely used textbook that has become a best-seller. This eBook is used by hundreds of colleges and universities globally, and for good reason! This book has numerous great features, including:

Thorough and Accessible Coverage of Population Genetics and Phylogenetics

Population genetics and phylogenetics are two important topics that are thoroughly explained, and they set the foundation for evolutionary processes taught in undergraduate textbooks. This textbook introduces phylogenetics early in Chapters 4 and 5, which helps students to understand how to interpret hypotheses related to evolutionary history and the comparison of living organisms’ relatedness. Furthermore, the textbook has five full chapters on population genetics, which provides the most comprehensive and accessible coverage of this fundamental topic compared to other undergraduate textbooks. The textbook offers clear explanations of quantitative methods, teaching students to formulate questions related to evolutionary processes and their relationships using the language of quantitative models.

New Research on Contemporary Topics Highlight the Current State of the Field

The new edition includes contemporary research examples in every chapter, reinforcing foundational concepts covered in each chapter. The research covered in this eBook includes a 2013 study about clonal interference in a yeast population observed using whole-genome sequencing. Additionally, a 2014 paper is included describing a study of the within-host evolution of the HIV virus, which illustrates genetic hitchhiking. The latest edition of this textbook also includes a new chapter on human evolution, which highlights recent discoveries such as early humans’ interbreeding with Neanderthals. A capstone chapter on evolution and medicine, and a full chapter on genome evolution, highlights the cutting-edge research in evolutionary biology.

Expanded Emphasis on Problem-Solving Helps College Students Think Like Evolutionary Biologists

The second edition provides a rich variety of resources to aid in-class discussion or homework assignments. New Key Concept questions throughout, with answers included in the back of the book, encourage students to think critically about what they are reading. The new edition also includes end-of-chapter Key Concept Application questions, which present students with data to interpret and analyze. InQuizitive modules accessible from the Coursepack help struggling students get up to speed on the most foundational concepts in the course, including phylogenetics, population genetics, and analyzing data.

An Art Program as Rich as the Field It Illustrates

The Evolution 2e art program is designed to help students understand key concepts. The authors have included stunning visuals, research-style data graphics, and new enlarged photographs throughout the textbook highlighting the amazing diversity of life on Earth. Phylogenetic relationships are made clear through phylogenetic trees in every chapter, many of which include in-figure captions, photographs, and line art. Research descriptions address experimental design as well as outcomes, helping students to understand the implications of the results. Including experimental details enables students to visualize both the research study and how the experiment was conducted so that they can fully appreciate the meaning behind the data.

This eBook comes with several ISBNs: 9780393690118, 9780393690156, 978-0393601046, 978-0393601039, 0393690113, 0393690156, 978-0393690118, 978-0393690156. Please note that this sale only includes the ebook Evolution 2nd edition in PDF, and no access codes are included. Lastly, this is NOT the updated 2nd media edition!


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