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The major transitions in evolution revisited

Author: Brett Calcott; Kim Sterelny; Eörs Szathmáry
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
Series: Vienna series in theoretical biology.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on recent advances in evolutionary biology, prominent scholars return to the question posed in a pathbreaking book: how evolution itself evolved.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: John Maynard Smith; Eörs Szathmáry; John Maynard Smith; Eörs Szathmáry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brett Calcott; Kim Sterelny; Eörs Szathmáry
ISBN: 9780262015240 0262015242
OCLC Number: 649700151
Description: x, 319 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : a dynamic view of evolution / Brett Calcott and Kim Sterelny --
The miscellaneous transitions in evolution / Daniel W. McShea and Carl Simpson --
Alternative patterns of explanation for major transitions / Brett Calcott --
Biological ontology and hierarchical organization : a defense of rank freedom / Samir Okasha --
Darwinian populations and transitions in individuality / Peter Godfrey-Smith --
Evolvability reconsidered / Kim Sterelny --
To be or not to be : where is self-preservation in evolutionary theory? / Pamela Lyon --
The evolution of restraint in structured populations : setting the stage for an egalitarian major transition / Benjamin Kerr and Joshua Nahum --
Conflicts among levels of selection as fuel for the evolution of individuality / Paul B. Rainey and Benjamin Kerr --
Evolutionary transitions in individuality : multicellularity and sex / Richard E. Michod --
How many levels are there? : how insights from evolutionary transitions in individuality help measure the hierarchical complexity of life / Carl Simpson --
Plant individuality and multilevel selection theory / Ellen Clarke --
Phylogenetic, functional, and geological perspectives on complex multicellularity / Andrew H. Knoll and David Hewitt --
The small picture approach to the big picture : using DNA sequences to investigate the diversification of animal body plans / Lindell Bromham --
Concluding remarks / Eörs Szathmáry and Chrisantha Fernando.
Series Title: Vienna series in theoretical biology.
Responsibility: edited by Brett Calcott and Kim Sterelny.
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"Calcott and Sterelny deserve our thanks for bringing together a renowned group of philosophers and evolutionary biologists to revisit a recent classic with a fair yet critical tone that also treats Read more...

 
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