Evolution & History of Life A Science Masters Series Book (Science Masters) by Stephen J. Gould

Cover of: Evolution & History of Life | Stephen J. Gould

Published by Basic Books .

Written in English

Read online

Subjects:

  • Evolution,
  • Life (Biology),
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Life Sciences - Evolution

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10277602M
ISBN 100465021514
ISBN 109780465021512
OCLC/WorldCa149067586

Download Evolution & History of Life

This book is the first comprehensive summary of life-history evolution, a field that holds a central position in modern ecology, evolution, and population biology. The book offers an up-to-date description of the analytical tools used in evolutionary explanation: demographics, quantitative genetics, reaction norms, trade-offs, and phylogenetic Cited by: This text is designed for students and anyone else with an interest in the history of life on our planet.

The author describes the biological evolution of Earth&;s organisms, and reconstructs their adaptations to the life they led, and the ecology and environment in which they by: "This book is an impressive synthesis of the theory and empirical work of the last several decades, and it is an important addition to our understanding of the evolution of the diverse developmental and reproductive patterns found in the natural world."--Linden Higgins, BioScience "I would encourage any serious student of life-history theory to buy this book."--John McNamara, The Quarterly Cited by: The Evolution of Human Life History (School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series) Paperback – Aug by Kristen Hawkes (Editor), Richard R.

Paine (Editor) out of 5 stars 2 ratings See all formats and editions5/5(2). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Evolution by Mark Pagel, ed.

New York: Oxford University Press, The Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth by Stephen Jay Gould, ed. The book brings together well written chapters by many leading experts, covering mechanisms of life-history traits and trade-offs in a range of organisms from algae to angiosperms and cnidarians to humans.

Unlike in many compilations, the broader issues and questions are always in sight.5/5(1). Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction and A New York Times Notable Book of Nonpareil science writer David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life’s history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human by: 7.

Buy The Story of Life: A First Book about Evolution Illustrated by Barr, Catherine, Williams, Steve, Husband, Amy (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: This formidable book synthesizes the latest research on the origins of life and evolution available at the time of writing ().

It must be very difficult to keep a coherent narrative with so many conflicting hypotheses, new discoveries, massive timelines, and the amount Evolution & History of Life book /5.

The evolutionary history of life on Earth traces the processes by which living and fossil organisms evolved, from the earliest emergence of life to the present. Earth formed about billion years ago (abbreviated as Ga (for gigaannum)) and evidence suggests life emerged prior to Ga.

ago (Although there is some evidence of life as early as to Ga, it remains controversial due to. Darwin published a book on evolution in titled On the Origin of Species. In the book, Darwin stated the theory of evolution by natural selection.

He also presented a great deal of evidence that evolution occurs. Evolution is a change in the characteristics of living things over time. 'Evolution: The story of Life on Earth', is a 'novel graphic' (as described by its publisher) that takes place on the planet Evolution & History of Life book.

On a scale of evolution, this period in the timeline of life on earth was by far the most exciting and vital. Soon after, the first vertebrates appear.

Then the emergence of life on to land rather than confined to the oceans. Corals, ancient shelled organisms, mollusks, soft bodies life.

Life - Life - Evolution and the history of life on Earth: The evidence is overwhelming that all life on Earth has evolved from common ancestors in an unbroken chain since its origin.

Darwin’s principle of evolution is summarized by the following facts. All life tends to increase: more organisms are conceived, born, hatched, germinated from seed, sprouted from spores, or produced by cell.

The Evolution of Life Histories does this by showing that natural selection is the principal underlying force molding life history variation.

The book describes in particular the ways in which variation can be analyzed and predicted. It covers both the genetic and optimization approaches to life history analysis and gives an overview of the Reviews: 1.

For young readers The Story of Life can become a useful tool for understanding the history of life on our planet and for figuring out what concepts like evolution, extinction, photosynthesis or survival are.

The language is accessible and the illustrations do a great job to support the explanations/5. The most significant advent was the evolution of cyanobacteria or blue-green algae, around billion years ago, which generated oxygen and changed the chemistry of first the oceans and then the atmosphere.

For most of Earth history, therefore, life has played an ever-increasing role in modifying how the Earth works. The geologic time scale divides Earth’s history into divisions (such as eons, eras, and periods) that are based on major changes in geology, climate, and the evolution of life.

It organizes Earth’s history and the evolution of life on the basis of important events instead of time alone. It also allows more focus to be placed on recent. Evolution Overview Introduction to evolution Evolution Evolution as theory and fact Evolutionary history of life Timeline of the evolutionary history of life History History of evolutionary thought Lamarckism Saltationism Orthogenesis On the Origin of Species Darwinism The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection Neo-Darwinism Modern evolutionary.

Reviews "This book is an impressive synthesis of the theory and empirical work of the last several decades, and it is an important addition to our understanding of the evolution of the diverse developmental and reproductive patterns found in the natural world."--Linden Higgins, BioScience "I would encourage any serious student of life-history theory to buy this book."--John McNamara, The.

Theories Of Evolution Pdf MARK RIDLEY on the origin of species, evolution book evolutionary biology berger’s evolution, evolutionary biology Douglas j. futuyma pdf,strickberger’s evolution ebook free download. PART 1. INTRODUCTION 1. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry 7th Edition Pdf Free.

The Rise of Evolutionary Biology. Darwin published a book on evolution in titled On the Origin of Species. In the book, Darwin stated the theory of evolution by natural selection. He also presented a great deal of evidence that evolution occurs. Evolution is a change in the characteristics of living things over time.

Evolution of Life Histories book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. There are many different types of organisms in the world: they /5. As books have now reached the 21st century with the creation of the increasingly popular e-book format, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at the long and involved history of the humble book.

From the clay tablets to the e-book format, the book has enjoyed a remarkable evolution, presented here is a snapshot of that history. Evolution genre: new releases and popular books, including Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Rebecca Wragg Sykes, Homo Deus: A History of.

Life History Evolution represents a synthetic approach to the understanding of the evolution of life history variation using the three types of environment (constant, stochastic, predictable) as the focus under which the theory is developed and tested. First, the author outlines a general framework for the study and analysis of life history variation, bringing together the approaches of.

INTRODUCTION. So we know that evolution tells us where the variety of life comes from, and why creatures are so perfectly adapted to their habitats.

However, it also tells us how all life on Earth share a common ancestor, just like you and your cousins share a common on Earth began more than 3 ½ billion years ago, from the first single-celled organism to all the diverse life.

Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution Life: Natural History of First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth Top: Stephen Jay Gould: Books and essays by Gould are shown on my separate page commemorating the life and work of this remarkable scientist.

Gouldiana—Stephen Jay Gould— Top: Roger Lewin. On the Origin of Species (or, more completely, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life), published on 24 Novemberis a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology.

Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over. Buy The Book of Life - an Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth by Gould, Sj (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible s: In this New York Times bestseller and longlist nominee for the National Book Award, “our greatest living chronicler of the natural world” (The New York Times), David Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology affect our understanding of evolution and life’s history.

In the mids, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine the history of all life. This photo from Henry Fairfield Osborn's book Origin and Evolution of Life shows models depicting the evolution of Titanothere horns over time, which Osborn claimed was an example of an orthogenetic trend in evolution.

I have a number of the books you mentioned in previous posts, and a number of the ones on this list. I have another author to add to your list: Stephen Jay Gould. He wrote a series of essays about science and evolution during the 80s and 90s, all of which ended up being compiled into a number of books.

THE TANGLED TREE A Radical New History of Life By David Quammen Illustrated. Simon & Schuster. $ InCharles Darwin sketched a spindly tree of life. Effects of the Origin and Evolution of Life on Planet Earth Ernst Mayr, William B. Provine: The Evolutionary Synthesis Perspectives on the Unification of Biology Roy McCleod, Philip F.

Rehbock: Darwin's Laboratory Evolutionary Theory and Natural History in the Pacific Kenneth J. McNamara: Shapes of Time* The Evolution of Growth and Development. The Book of Life uses an exemplary fusion of art and science to tell the story of life on earth.

The text, under the editorship of Stephen Jay Gould, provides a thorough understanding of the latest research and is accompanied by paintings prepared especially for this book. Human evolution, the process by which human beings developed on Earth from now-extinct zoologically, we humans are Homo sapiens, a culture-bearing upright-walking species that lives on the ground and very likely first evolved in Africa aboutyears ago.

We are now the only living members of what many zoologists refer to as the human tribe, Hominini, but there is. The Story of Life (Frances Lincoln, £) by Catherine Barr, Steve Williams and Amy Husband is a simple, well-illustrated account of evolution." Selected as a March highlight-An exciting and dramatic introduction to evolution for young children, written in consultation with the Natural History Museum.' Best Books For Children This EasterBrand: Frances Lincoln Children's Books.

Inevolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky penned that "nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution," because it has brought to light the relations of what first seemed disjointed facts in natural history into a coherent explanatory body of knowledge that describes and predicts many observable facts about life on.

• The evolution of life • Extreme life on Earth: lessons for astrobiology. A timeline for the very early history of the Earth. The formation of Earth: The Earth formed over ~50 Myr via planetesimal accretion. Earth differentiation: Early Earth heats up due to radio-active decay, compression, and.

Evolution. Learn all about the history of life with these resources and articles on natural selection, genetics, cell types, Charles Darwin, and more. Animals & Nature. Amphibians Birds Habitat Profiles Mammals Reptiles Wildlife Conservation Insects Marine Life Forestry Dinosaurs.

The body of these models was classically reviewed in books by Stearns and Roff [28,29], and expanded by the development of state-dependent modelling in the s and s [30,31].

The authors of these works did not typically use the term ‘life-history theory’, preferring ‘life-history evolution’ or ‘evolution of life histories/life.

But that tree drawn by Darwin was the first evolutionary tree of life. My book is about the history of that but more importantly about the way that image has been radically revised as a result of.

75324 views Wednesday, November 18, 2020