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Published: 26 June 2003

160 Pages | numerous halftones


ISBN: 9780192802514

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Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth

Very Short Introductions

  • Introduces in a clear and concise way the most important basic findings and procedures of evolutionary biology
  • Looks at the evidence for evolution, eg the fossil record, the distribution of species, the similarities and differences between organisms
  • A section at the end looks at the seemingly difficult problems for the theory of evolution
  • Explains adaptation and natural selection
  • Essential for school and undergraduate students studying evolution