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Evolution

Neil Ingram, Sylvia Hixson Andrews, and Jane Still

November 2021

ISBN: 9780198862574

168 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

Oxford Biology Primers

Price: £19.99

Written primarily for 16-19 year old students, this concise, stimulating introduction to evolution outlines the key concepts in evolutionary thought, its historical context and wider implications for the scientific world, and aims to extend students' knowledge and inspire them to take their school-level learning further.

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Written primarily for 16-19 year old students, this concise, stimulating introduction to evolution outlines the key concepts in evolutionary thought, its historical context and wider implications for the scientific world, and aims to extend students' knowledge and inspire them to take their school-level learning further.

  • Oxford Biology Primers are the only resource to introduce prospective and current students of undergraduate-level bioscience to a range of topics from this dynamic experimental science, enticing readers to study further
  • Its titles directly support two key transitions in the student journey: from school to undergraduate-level study, and from undergraduate to independent researcher
  • Its modular format offers a high degree of flexibility, with teachers being able to draw on specific volumes that augment the post-16 curriculum, university lecturers being able to draw on specific volumes at different stages of the undergraduate curriculum, and with materials from the series being available for access in both print and digital formats
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

About the Author(s)

Neil Ingram, University of Bristol, Sylvia Hixson Andrews, Blandford Museum, and Jane Still, Writer

Dr Neil Ingram has a PhD in genetics from the University of Birmingham and a PGCE from the University of Cambridge. He spent many years teaching biology in schools before moving to the School of Education in the University of Bristol, where he has been researching the impacts of contemporary genomics on school biology curricula.

Dr Sylvia Hixson Andrews has degrees in both biology and anthropology, and did her PhD in Biological Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She taught at college and university level extensively in the US, and she is a member of the Azokh Project team. She works alongside her husband Peter Andrews in the Blandford Museum, where she has been both Education Co-ordinator and Director.

Jane Still holds a degree in biological science from the University of Exeter and a PGCE from the University of Cambridge. She and Neil Ingram are regular collaborators, active as writers, examiners and reviewers of biology publications.

Table of Contents

    1:Introducing evolution
    2:The birth and death of species
    3:What's the evidence?
    4:The evolution of the theory
    5:Human evolution
    6:The human story so far

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources

This book is supported by online resources and is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

The book's online resources include:

For students:
- Online quizzes for each chapter so that students can quickly check their understanding of the key concepts

For teachers:
- Artwork from the book in easy-to-download format, for use in class materials and handouts

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