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Published: 15 October 2017

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Evolution

Fourth Edition

Douglas J. Futuyma and Mark Kirkpatrick

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New to this Edition:

  • 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.