Evolution: Principles and Processes

Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Written for those with a minimal science background, Evolution: Principles and Processes provides a concise introduction of evolutionary topics for the one-term course. Using an engaging writing style and a wealth of full-color illustrations, Hall covers all topics from the origin of universe, Earth, the origin of life, and on to how humans influence the evolution of other species. He brings together the principles and processes that explain evolutionary change and discusses the patterns of life that have resulted from the operation of evolution over the past 3.5 billion years. This overview, coupled with numerous case studies and examples, helps readers understand and truly appreciate the origin and diversity of life. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
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Publisher
Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Published on
Aug 24, 2011
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Pages
442
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ISBN
9781449666545
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Physician & Patient
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