The Resource Evolutionary history, Christopher J. Paradise, A. Malcolm Campbell

Evolutionary history, Christopher J. Paradise, A. Malcolm Campbell

Label
Evolutionary history
Title
Evolutionary history
Statement of responsibility
Christopher J. Paradise, A. Malcolm Campbell
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
This book describes how evolutionary history is studied using several well-known examples and also using evolutionary trees. Evolutionary trees are analyzed and used to explain adaptive radiations of orchids and the diversification of bats over geologic time. Evolutionary trees and genetic evidence is used to infer when and from what ancestors terrestrial plants evolved and invaded land. Specific adaptations of early land plants led to the evolution of terrestrial plants and their success on land. Evidence about the ancestors and habitats of humans is used to infer and analyze the evolution of the human family tree, whose populations were subject to the same forces of evolution to which other species are subject. Human evolution was not linear, involved offshoot species that did not survive, and took many thousands of years. In contrast, evolution can be seen in just a few years or less in other examples, and analysis of the evolution of mechanisms of pesticide resistance in insects will be used to illustrate this rapid evolution
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Cataloging source
FINmELB
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Paradise, Christopher J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH366.2
LC item number
.P274 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • abstracts summaries
  • bibliography
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Campbell, A. Malcolm
Series statement
Biology collection
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Plants
  • Human evolution
Target audience
specialized
Label
Evolutionary history, Christopher J. Paradise, A. Malcolm Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Descent with modification and adaptive radiations can be observed -- Adaptive radiation of orchids from a common ancestor -- Rapid diversification in bats --
  • 2. Terrestrial plants evolved from aquatic ancestors millions of years ago --
  • 3. Humans evolved from hominid ancestors in Africa -- Ethical, legal, social implications: eugenics yesterday and today -- Ethical, legal, social implications: evolution has not reached its peak; humans are still evolving --
  • 4. Evolution can occur quickly in response to strong selection -- Ethical, legal, social implications: overuse of chemicals like pesticides and antibiotics can have detrimental effects --
  • Conclusion -- Glossary -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (65 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781606509661
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4516664
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4516664
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11206241
  • (CaONFJC)MIL917984
  • (OCoLC)950465321
Label
Evolutionary history, Christopher J. Paradise, A. Malcolm Campbell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Descent with modification and adaptive radiations can be observed -- Adaptive radiation of orchids from a common ancestor -- Rapid diversification in bats --
  • 2. Terrestrial plants evolved from aquatic ancestors millions of years ago --
  • 3. Humans evolved from hominid ancestors in Africa -- Ethical, legal, social implications: eugenics yesterday and today -- Ethical, legal, social implications: evolution has not reached its peak; humans are still evolving --
  • 4. Evolution can occur quickly in response to strong selection -- Ethical, legal, social implications: overuse of chemicals like pesticides and antibiotics can have detrimental effects --
  • Conclusion -- Glossary -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (65 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781606509661
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4516664
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4516664
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11206241
  • (CaONFJC)MIL917984
  • (OCoLC)950465321

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