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!