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Published: 17 April 2017

ISBN: 9781605356051

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Fourth Edition

Douglas J. Futuyma and Mark Kirkpatrick

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

  • The art and illustration program thoroughly enhances the text, updating the visual appeal of the content.
  • Current, comprehensive coverage of evolutionary genetics and genomics.
  • Ideally suited in length and content for one-semester undergraduate evolution courses.

New to this Edition:

  • Two authors with broadly overlapping but complementary areas of expertise.
  • Genomic perspectives on evolution are strengthened throughout.
  • The content has a stronger focus on human evolution: an entirely new chapter on the topic (Chapter 21, The Evolutionary Story of Homo sapiens), and new examples throughout the book.
  • Many chapters have been rewritten from the ground up.
  • The book has been entirely reillustrated in a clean, contemporary style that enhances the content.
  • A new Appendix, A Statistics Primer, introduces the concept of a probability distribution, reviews how statistics are used to describe populations, looks at how we estimate quantities, and discusses how hypotheses are tested. It ends with a brief overview of two major frameworks of statistical analysis: likelihood and Bayesian inference. Math is kept to a minimum.

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