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Evolution, Second Edition Media Update Hardcover + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook and InQuizitive Registration Card, 2nd Edition

  • Carl T. Bergstrom
  • Lee Alan Dugatkin
  • ISBN-10: 0393690113
  • ISBN-13: 9780393690118
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

Helping students think critically, with new online assessment

Bergstrom and Dugatkin’s highly regarded text now offers an expanded InQuizitive course. InQuizitive provides adaptive learning activities for students. Its unique coaching pedagogy helps them learn important concepts and develop critical thinking skills. In addition, the text focuses on getting students to think like evolutionary biologists, with critical thinking questions throughout every chapter and expanded end-of-chapter problems emphasizing data interpretation.


  • NEW INQUIZITIVE COURSE GETS STUDENTS TO THINK LIKE EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGISTS As an instructor, you may expect students to have foundational knowledge of the concepts, but in reality, students often need a refresher, or even need to learn it for the first time. InQuizitive, Norton’s award-winning, adaptive platform supports your teaching by preparing students for class, making your time in the classroom more effective.

  • THOROUGH AND ACCESSIBLE COVERAGE OF PHYLOGENETICS AND POPULATION GENETICS The text introduces phylogenetics early, teaching students how to interpret and then build trees that infer hypotheses about evolutionary history and compare the relatedness of living organisms. Building on this strong foundation in phylogenetic reasoning, the authors incorporate tree-thinking into every subsequent chapter. Similarly, the five complete chapters on population genetics provide the most thorough coverage of this topic available in any undergraduate textbook.

  • FASCINATING COVERAGE OF NEW RESEARCH DIRECTIONS Foundational course concepts are reinforced by new research examples from the last five years and a new chapter on human evolution highlighting recent discoveries.

  • ART PROGRAM AS RICH AS THE FIELD IT ILLUSTRATES The art program was carefully developed to promote understanding of key concepts, engage students with stunning details, and provide just the right amount of information. Abundant phylogenetic trees, research-style data graphics (presented similarly as in the primary literature), and visual representations of experimental design visually convey the science of evolution to students.

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations of Evolutionary Biology
Chapter 1: An Overview of Evolutionary Biology
Chapter 2: Early Evolutionary Ideas and Darwin’s Insight
Chapter 3: Natural Selection
Chapter 4: Phylogeny and Evolutionary History
Chapter 5: Inferring Phylogeny

Part II: Evolutionary Genetics
Chapter 6: Transmission Genetics and the Sources of Genetic Variation
Chapter 7: The Genetics of Populations
Chapter 8: Evolution in Finite Populations
Chapter 9: Evolution at Multiple Loci
Chapter 10: Genome Evolution

Part III: The History of Life
Chapter 11: The Origin and Evolution of Early Life
Chapter 12: Major Transitions
Chapter 13: Evolution and Development
Chapter 14: Species and Speciation
Chapter 15: Extinction and Evolutionary Trends

Part IV: Evolutionary Interactions
Chapter 16: Sex and Sexual Selection
Chapter 17: The Evolution of Sociality
Chapter 18: Coevolution
Chapter 19: Human Evolution
Chapter 20: Evolution and Medicine