by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Publications & Information Directorate in New Delhi .
Written in English
|LC Classifications||QH366 R35|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||360|
The Evolution of Life is unique in its focus on key principles, offering an accessible, unintimidating treatment of evolutionary biology. With adaptation through natural selection -- how the integrated complexity of living organisms comes about -- as its central theme, the text adopts a lucid narrative to explain the mechanism of evolution and its main by: 3. The Evolution of Life Histories is a superb book The evolution of life histories is very readable each chapter addressess its subject in both mathematical and empirical terms and concludes with a succinct, but informative summary, which adds greatly to the value of the book The book is extremelly well organised with clear chapter sub-divisions, well thought out tables and excellent use. 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. This book presents 15 selected contributions to the 22nd Evolutionary Biology Meeting, which took place in September in Marseille. They are grouped under the following major themes: Origin of Life Concepts and Methods Genome and Phenotype Evolution.
[T]his nicely produced, well-edited book will make important impacts and should provide a wide range of scholars with solid insights into the evolution of human life histories. It will be a fine resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. --American Journal of Human Biology5/5(1). Scientists seem divided on the subject of quantum gravity. Some, like Stephen Hawking (A Short History of Time (London, ), pp. ff.) hold that, although a theory which satisfactorily combines general relativity with quantum mechanics has not yet been formulated, its shape is already known, and success will shortly be achieved, perhaps with the help of ‘superstring theory’ and non. Information theory, evolution, and the origin of life Information TheOI)\ Evolution, and the Origin of Life presents a timely introduction to the use of information theory and coding theory in molecular biology. The genetical information system, because it is linear and digital, resembles the algorithmic language of computers. George Gamow pointed. This is an accessible work, relating the state of evolutionary theory at the time of the book's writing. Much has happened since this was published, but it still reads well and displays many of his insights. The first part of the book outlines the course of evolution over time, from early life to the rise of the primates/5(6).
• The evolution of life • Extreme life on Earth: lessons for astrobiology. A timeline for the very early history of the Earth. and other biochemically significant compounds. The experiments only give large yields of interesting organics (amino acids, nucleic acids, sugars) if the gas is H-rich (highly reducing). If the early atmosphere. A new edition of the beautifully illustrated depiction of the dramatic story of survival and extinction. 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 s: Whales and cows. Monkeys to humans, the evolution of life is a story with surprising twists. Earth has been home to over five billion different species of organisms. Of all of those living life forms, an estimated 99% of all species are now extinct. We, humans, are currently sharing the earth with about 12 million other . "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.