We can to a certain extent understand how it is that there is so much beauty throughout nature; for this may be largely attributed to the agency of. Title: Evolution, Second Edition. Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc. Publication Date: Binding: Loose Leaf. Book Condition: Used: Good. About this title. Evolution, Second Edition. Douglas J. Futuyma. Article in Integrative and Comparative Biology · November DOI: /icb/icp CITATIONS READS.

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Evolution by Douglas J. Douglas Futuyma presents an overview of current thinking on theories of evolution, aimed at an evolutikn audience. HardcoverSecond Editionpages. Published May 11th by Sinauer Associates first published January To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Futuyma is a well known evolutionary academic and his book, now into a second edition, is a leading text on the subject. Writing the book must have been a major undertaking and Futuyma is to be commended on producing such a fascinating and comprehensive book. Unfortunately, large sections of the text are indigestible.


A simple example of eedition general style will suffice: It isn’t anything to do with the subject matter, or grammar, but with Futuyma’s rather strange and clumsy construction of sentences. It is very common to get to the end of a long sentence to arrive at the subject matter of evo,ution new topic, idea or concept, ie ‘because of x, y, and z, and the intervention of u, v and w, it is shown that a, b, c. It is actually rather interesting how the text is perfectly clear on a second reading, but like wading through treacle on a first reading.

Overall, ‘Evolution’ is a good, up to date text on the subject. There is also an accompanying website for the second edition this review refers to the first edition. But do be prepared to occasionally spend time unnecessarily rereading, trying to unravel exactly what Futuyma is saying, and to mutter under your breath: Oct 26, Bilge B rated it really liked it Shelves: So fucking funny and great to learn basics.

Jun 03, Kevin rated it it was ok. Very basic overview that introduces readers a to many of the fundamental ideas in Seconf. A good high school or non-science major undergraduate textbook. Great composition of the material – unfolds from general into specific, from basic to complex. It could greatly benefit from video supporting materials and some sort of practice tests or self-questions.

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