Encyclopedia of Evolution

Editor/Author Rice, Stanley A., Ph.D.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Facts On File

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4381-6319-2
Category: Science - Biology
Image Count: 46
Book Status: Available
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Encyclopedia of Evolution, Revised Edition contains hundreds of entries that span modern evolutionary science and the history of its development. This comprehensive volume clarifies many common misconceptions about evolution, including whether the process of evolution has been observed; biological evidence from DNA; and whether any "missing links" have been found.

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Table of Contents

    • Introduction
    • A
    • adaptation and evolution
    • adaptive radiation
    • Agassiz Louis
    • age of Earth
    • allometry and evolution
    • animal rights
    • anthropic principle
    • archaea
    • Archaeopteryx
    • artificial selection
    • australopithecines
    • B
    • balanced polymorphism
    • Bates Henry Walter
    • biodiversity and evolution
    • biogeography
    • bioinformatics
    • biology
    • biophilia
    • bipedalism
    • Buffon Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de
    • Burgess shale
    • C
    • Cambrian
    • Cambrian explosion
    • Can an Evolutionary Scientist Be Religious?
    • Carboniferous
    • catastrophism
    • Cenozoic
    • Chambers Robert
    • character displacement
    • cladistics
    • coevolution
    • concept of progress in evolution
    • continental drift
    • convergence (biology)
    • Copernicus Nicolaus
    • creationism
    • Cretaceous
    • Cretaceous extinction
    • Cro-Magnon
    • Cuvier Georges, Baron
    • Dart Raymond
    • D
    • Darwin Awards
    • Darwin Charles
    • Darwin Erasmus
    • Darwin's finches
    • Dawkins Richard
    • De Vries Hugo
    • Descent of Man
    • developmental evolution
    • Devonian
    • dinosaurs
    • disjunct species
    • DNA and the basis of evolution
    • DNA evidence of evolution
    • Dobzhansky Theodosius
    • Dubois Eugène
    • E
    • ecology
    • Ediacaran organisms
    • Eldredge Niles
    • emergence
    • eugenics
    • evolution
    • evolution and altruism
    • evolution of agriculture
    • evolution of AIDS
    • evolution of amphibians
    • evolution of angiosperms
    • evolution of bacteria
    • evolution of behavior
    • evolution of birds
    • evolution of eukaryotes
    • evolution of fishes
    • evolution of fungi
    • evolution of gymnosperms
    • evolution of horses
    • evolution of intelligence
    • evolution of invertebrates
    • evolution of language
    • evolution of life history
    • evolution of mammals
    • evolution of photosynthesis
    • evolution of religion
    • evolution of reptiles
    • evolution of resistance
    • evolution of respiration
    • evolution of seedless plants
    • evolution of sex
    • evolution of whales
    • evolutionary algorithms
    • evolutionary ethics
    • evolutionary medicine
    • extinction
    • F
    • Fisher Sir Ronald Aylmer
    • FitzRoy Robert
    • Flores Island people
    • fossils and fossilization
    • founder effect
    • G
    • Gaia hypothesis
    • Galápagos Islands
    • Galton Sir Francis
    • gene-culture coevolution
    • genes and human behavior
    • genetic markers
    • geological timescale
    • “ghosts of evolution”
    • Goodall Jane
    • Gould Stephen Jay
    • Gray Asa
    • greenhouse effect
    • group selection
    • H
    • Haeckel Ernst
    • Haldane J. B. S.
    • history of technology
    • hominin
    • Homo erectus
    • Homo ergaster
    • Homo habilis
    • Homo heidelbergensis
    • Homo sapiens
    • Hooker Sir Joseph Dalton
    • horizontal gene transfer
    • human aging, death, and evolution
    • Hutton James
    • Huxley Julian S.
    • Huxley Thomas Henry
    • hybridization
    • I
    • ice ages
    • influence of asteroids and comets on evolution
    • intelligent design
    • invasive species
    • isolating mechanisms
    • J
    • Johanson Donald
    • Jurassic period
    • K
    • Kenyanthropus
    • L
    • Lamarckism
    • Leakey Louis S. B.
    • Leakey Mary
    • Leakey Richard E.
    • Lewontin Richard
    • life in the Universe
    • life on Mars
    • Linnaean system
    • Linnaeus Carolus
    • living fossils
    • Lord Kelvin
    • Lyell Sir Charles
    • Lysenkoism
    • M
    • macroevolution
    • Malthus Thomas Robert
    • Margulis Lynn Alexander
    • mass extinctions
    • Maynard Smith John
    • Mayr Ernst
    • meiosis
    • Mendel Gregor
    • Mendelian genetics
    • Mesozoic era
    • Miller Stanley Lloyd
    • mimicry
    • missing links
    • modern synthesis
    • molecular clock
    • mutations
    • N
    • natural selection
    • natural theology
    • Neanderthals
    • neoteny
    • noncoding DNA
    • O
    • Ordovician
    • origin of life
    • Origin of Species
    • origin of the Universe
    • Orrorin
    • Owen Richard
    • P
    • paleomagnetism
    • Paleozoic era
    • Paranthropus
    • peppered moths and natural selection
    • Permian
    • Permian extinction
    • Piltdown man
    • plate tectonics
    • Pleistocene extinction
    • population
    • population genetics
    • Precambrian
    • primates
    • promoter
    • punctuated equilibria
    • Q
    • quantitative trait loci
    • Quaternary period
    • R
    • radiometric dating
    • recapitulation
    • red queen hypothesis
    • reproductive systems
    • S
    • Sagan Carl Edward
    • Sahelanthropus
    • scala naturae
    • scientific method
    • Scopes Trial
    • selfish genetic elements
    • sexual selection
    • Silurian period
    • Simpson George Gaylord
    • Smith William H.
    • Snowball Earth
    • sociobiology
    • speciation
    • Spencer Herbert
    • Stebbins G. Ledyard
    • summary of Origin of Species
    • symbiogenesis
    • T
    • Teilhard de Chardin Pierre
    • Tertiary
    • thermodynamics and evolution
    • tree of life
    • Triassic period
    • trilobites
    • U
    • unconformity
    • uniformitarianism
    • use of isotopes in evolutionary studies
    • V
    • vestigial characteristics
    • W
    • Wallace Alfred Russel
    • Wilson Edward O.
    • Woese Carl R.
    • Wright Sewall
    • Further Resources