And yet the idea of innate limits—of biology as destiny—dies hard, as witness the attention devoted to The Bell Curve, whose arguments are here so effectively anticipated and thoroughly undermined by Stephen Jay Gould. In this edition Dr. Gould has written a substantial new introduction telling how and why he wrote the book and tracing the subsequent history of the controversy on innateness right through The Bell Curve. Further, he has added five essays on questions of The Bell Curve in particular and on race, racism, and biological determinism in general. These additions strengthen the book's claim to be, as Leo J. Kamin of Princeton University has said, "a major contribution toward deflating pseudo-biological 'explanations' of our present social woes."
In addition to a preceding essay by Edward O. Wilson, this book includes the 16 papers presented by distinguished evolutionists at the colloquium. The papers are organized into sections covering the origins of species barriers, the processes of species divergence, the nature of species, the meaning of "species," and genomic approaches for understanding diversity and speciation.
Dawkins's brilliant, inventive approach allows us to view the connections between ourselves and all other life in a bracingly novel way. It also lets him shed bright new light on the most compelling aspects of evolutionary history and theory: sexual selection, speciation, convergent evolution, extinction, genetics, plate tectonics, geographical dispersal, and more. The Ancestor's Tale is at once a far-reaching survey of the latest, best thinking on biology and a fascinating history of life on Earth. Here Dawkins shows us how remarkable we are, how astonishing our history, and how intimate our relationship with the rest of the living world.
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For one-semester courses in A&P Lab.
A Brief, Student-Friendly Lab Manual for One-Semester A&P–Now in Full Color
Developed especially for a fast-paced, one-semester A&P course, Elaine Marieb and Pamela Jackson's Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual, 7th Edition provides 27 full-color, hands-on laboratory exercises, along with a built-in Histology Atlas. The Lab Manual can accompany any one-semester A&P text, but it is most effectively paired with Marieb and Keller's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 12th Edition. Each lab exercise consists of a variety of easy-to-follow activities, all supported by a checklist of materials, a Pre-Lab Quiz, background information, learning objectives, and tear-out review sheets.
The black and white figures in previous editions are now in full-color, and the 7th Edition further expands on its student-friendly writing style with updated terminology and review questions, streamlined content presented in tables, and a new, more intuitive design.