The Resource Eternal ephemera : adaptation and the origin of species, from the nineteenth century through punctuated equilibria and beyond, Niles Eldredge

Eternal ephemera : adaptation and the origin of species, from the nineteenth century through punctuated equilibria and beyond, Niles Eldredge

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Eternal ephemera : adaptation and the origin of species, from the nineteenth century through punctuated equilibria and beyond
Title
Eternal ephemera
Title remainder
adaptation and the origin of species, from the nineteenth century through punctuated equilibria and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Niles Eldredge
Title variation
Adaptation and the origin of species, from the nineteenth century through punctuated equilibria and beyond
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of evolution's fundamental questions is how the skein of life on Earth remains unbroken yet is constantly renewed by new species. What accounts for the scientific paradox that all organisms and species are ephemeral, and yet life endures, yielding more advanced players in nature's eternal play? In this riveting work, renowned scientist Niles Eldredge presents a magisterial account of leading thinkers as they wrestle with this paradox over a span of two hundred years. Eldredge begins in France with Jean Baptiste Lamarck, who in 1802 first framed the overarching question about new species
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
576.8/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QH398
LC item number
.E43 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Eternal ephemera : adaptation and the origin of species, from the nineteenth century through punctuated equilibria and beyond, Niles Eldredge
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-366) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : approaching adaptation and the origin of species -- Part I. Birth of modern evolutionary theory. 1 The advent of the modern fauna : on the births and deaths of species, 1801-1831 ; 2. Darwin and the Beagle : experimenting with transmutation, 1831-1836 ; 3. Enter adaptation, and the conflict between isolation and gradual adaptive change, 1836-1859 -- Part II. Rebellion and reinvention : the taxic perspective, 1935-. 4. Species and speciation reconsidered, 1935- ; 5. Punctuated equilibria : speciation and stasis in paleontology, 1968- ; 6. Speciation and adaptation : large-scale patterns in the evolution of life, 1972-
Control code
ocn902419276
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 376 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231526753
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
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  • 22573/ctt13k06tr
  • 52457098-987b-4f6e-abcc-faf04759968e
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.b32515182
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)902419276
  • pebcs023152675X

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