Rates of Evolution: A Quantitative Synthesis

Author:   Philip D. Gingerich (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781107167247


Pages:   396
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Philip D. Gingerich (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 25.30cm
Weight:   0.930kg
ISBN:  

9781107167247


ISBN 10:   1107167248
Pages:   396
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Variation in nature; 3. Evolutionary time; 4. Random walks and Brownian diffusion; 5. Temporal scaling and evolutionary mode; 6. Directional selection, stabilizing selection, and random drift; 7. Phenotypic change in experimental lineages; 8. Phenotypic change documented in field studies; 9. Phenotypic change in the fossil record; 10. A quantitative synthesis; 11. Retrospective on punctuated equilibria; 12. Genetic models; 13. Independent contrasts: Phylogeny's influence on phenotypes; 14. Rate perspective on early bursts of evolution; 15. Summary and conclusions; Appendix: generation times in bacteria, plants, and animals; References; Index.

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'Philip D. Gingerich, renowned among paleontologists for his research on the evolution of mammals, has been a leading authority on rates of evolution for more than three decades. His analyses of evolution on different time scales have been critical to understanding this important, sometimes controversial, subject. Rates of Evolution: A Quantitative Synthesis will provide insights and statistical approaches that will interest a broad range of researchers and students working in evolutionary biology and paleontology.' Douglas Futuyma, State University of New York, Stony Brook 'This book is a deeply thought-out, scholarly and lucid account of how to connect measurements of contemporary evolution with evolution as revealed in the fossil record. Rigorous and quantitative throughout, it will be a stimulating primer for professional evolutionary biologists. There is no other book like it.' Peter Grant, Princeton University, New Jersey 'Using evidence from many fields of biology, paleontology, and beyond, Gingerich's Rates of Evolution is a comprehensive synthesis of a pillar of the evolutionary paradigm. This book is a sophisticated analysis of quantitative empirical data integrated with evolutionary theory. It is destined to be an authoritative reference and much-cited classic in evolutionary biology.' Bruce MacFadden, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 'Philip D. Gingerich, renowned among paleontologists for his research on the evolution of mammals, has been a leading authority on rates of evolution for more than three decades. His analyses of evolution on different time scales have been critical to understanding this important, sometimes controversial, subject. Rates of Evolution: A Quantitative Synthesis will provide insights and statistical approaches that will interest a broad range of researchers and students working in evolutionary biology and paleontology.' Douglas Futuyma, State University of New York, Stony Brook 'This book is a deeply thought-out, scholarly and lucid account of how to connect measurements of contemporary evolution with evolution as revealed in the fossil record. Rigorous and quantitative throughout, it will be a stimulating primer for professional evolutionary biologists. There is no other book like it.' Peter Grant, Princeton University, New Jersey 'Using evidence from many fields of biology, paleontology, and beyond, Gingerich's Rates of Evolution is a comprehensive synthesis of a pillar of the evolutionary paradigm. This book is a sophisticated analysis of quantitative empirical data integrated with evolutionary theory. It is destined to be an authoritative reference and much-cited classic in evolutionary biology.' Bruce MacFadden, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida


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Philip D. Gingerich is Professor Emeritus of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Anthropology at the University of Michigan; as well as Curator Emeritus of Vertebrate Paleontology. His honors include the Henry Russel Award, Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, and Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan; Schuchert Award from the Paleontological Society; Dumont Medal from the Belgian Geological Society; and the Romer-Simpson Medal from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and was previously President of the Paleontological Society.

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