The Resource Evolution Driven by Organismal Behavior : A Unifying View of Life, Function, Form, Mismatches and Trends, by Rui Diogo, (electronic resource)

Evolution Driven by Organismal Behavior : A Unifying View of Life, Function, Form, Mismatches and Trends, by Rui Diogo, (electronic resource)

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Evolution Driven by Organismal Behavior : A Unifying View of Life, Function, Form, Mismatches and Trends
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Evolution Driven by Organismal Behavior
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A Unifying View of Life, Function, Form, Mismatches and Trends
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by Rui Diogo
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This book proposes a new way to think about evolution. The author carefully brings together evidence from diverse fields of science. In the process, he bridges the gaps between many different--and usually seen as conflicting--ideas to present one integrative theory named ONCE, which stands for Organic Nonoptimal Constrained Evolution. The author argues that evolution is mainly driven by the behavioral choices and persistence of organisms themselves, in a process in which Darwinian natural selection is mainly a secondary--but still crucial--evolutionary player. Within ONCE, evolution is therefore generally made of mistakes and mismatches and trial-and-error situations, and is not a process where organisms engage in an incessant, suffocating struggle in which they can't thrive if they are not optimally adapted to their habitats and the external environment. Therefore, this unifying view incorporates a more comprehensive view of the diversity and complexity of life by stressing that organisms are not merely passive evolutionary players under the rule of external factors. This insightful and well-reasoned argument is based on numerous fascinating case studies from a wide range of organisms, including bacteria, plants, insects and diverse examples from the evolution of our own species. The book has an appeal to researchers, students, teachers, and those with an interest in the history and philosophy of science, as well as to the broader public, as it brings life back into biology by emphasizing that organisms, including humans, are the key active players in evolution and thus in the future of life on this wonderful planet
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Diogo, Rui
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Evolution Driven by Organismal Behavior : A Unifying View of Life, Function, Form, Mismatches and Trends, by Rui Diogo, (electronic resource)
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Preface -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction to Organic Nonoptimal Constrained Evolution (ONCE) and Notes on Terminology -- Baldwin's Organic Selection and the Rising Awareness of the Evolutionary Importance of Behavioral Shifts -- Behavioral Choices and Shifts, Niche Construction, Natural Selection, Extinctions, and Asymmetry -- Evolutionary Trends, Sexual Selection, Novelties, Gene Loss, Mass Extinctions and 'Progress' -- Behavioral Leads in Evolution--Form, Function, Exaptations, Human Evolution and Lamarck -- Eco-morphological Mismatches, Human 'Exceptionalism', Hybridization, Trade-offs and Nonoptimality -- Internal Selection, Constraints, Contingency, Homology, Reversions, Atavisms, von Baer, Haeckel, and Alberch -- ONCE Links Internal Factors, Epigenetics, Matsuda, Waddington, Goldschmidt, and Macroevolution -- ONCE Things Are Put Together: Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology, Adaptationism, Systems Biology, and Interdisciplinary -- General Remarks and Bullet Points -- References -- Index
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XVIII, 252 p. 26 illus., 14 illus. in color.
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9783319475813
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10.1007/978-3-319-47581-3
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Evolution Driven by Organismal Behavior : A Unifying View of Life, Function, Form, Mismatches and Trends, by Rui Diogo, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction to Organic Nonoptimal Constrained Evolution (ONCE) and Notes on Terminology -- Baldwin's Organic Selection and the Rising Awareness of the Evolutionary Importance of Behavioral Shifts -- Behavioral Choices and Shifts, Niche Construction, Natural Selection, Extinctions, and Asymmetry -- Evolutionary Trends, Sexual Selection, Novelties, Gene Loss, Mass Extinctions and 'Progress' -- Behavioral Leads in Evolution--Form, Function, Exaptations, Human Evolution and Lamarck -- Eco-morphological Mismatches, Human 'Exceptionalism', Hybridization, Trade-offs and Nonoptimality -- Internal Selection, Constraints, Contingency, Homology, Reversions, Atavisms, von Baer, Haeckel, and Alberch -- ONCE Links Internal Factors, Epigenetics, Matsuda, Waddington, Goldschmidt, and Macroevolution -- ONCE Things Are Put Together: Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology, Adaptationism, Systems Biology, and Interdisciplinary -- General Remarks and Bullet Points -- References -- Index
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unknown
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XVIII, 252 p. 26 illus., 14 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319475813
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1007/978-3-319-47581-3
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online resource.
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-47581-3

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