Contents at a Glance

Introduction 1

Part 1: What Evolution 1s 7

Chapter 1: What Evolution Is and Why You Need to Know 9

Chapter 2: The Science — Past and Present — of Evolution 23

Chapter 3: Getting into Your Genes: (Very) Basic Genetics 39

Part 11: How Evolution Works 57

Chapter 4: Variation: A Key Requirement for Evolution 59

Chapter 5: Natural Selection and Adaptations in Action 73

Chapter 6: Random Evolution and Genetic Drift:

Sometimes It's All about Chance 85

Chapter 7: Quantitative Genetics: When Many Genes Act at Once 99

Chapter 8: Species and Speciation 111

Chapter 9: Phylogenetics: Reconstructing the Tree of Life 125

Part 111: What Evolution Does 145

Chapter 10: The Evolution of Life History 147

Chapter 11: Units of Selection and the Evolution of Social Behavior 167

Chapter 12: Evolution and Sex 183

Chapter 13: Co-evolution: The Evolution of Interacting Species 205

Chapter 14: Evo-Devo: The Evolution of Development 219

Chapter 15: Molecular Evolution 233

Part 1V: Evolution and Your World 249

Chapter 16: Human Evolution 251

Chapter 17: The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance 269

Chapter 18: HIV: The Origin and Evolution of a Virus 283

Chapter 19: Influenza: One Flu, Two Flu, Your Flu, Bird Flu 297

Part V: The Part of Tens 315

Chapter 20: Ten Fascinating Fossil Finds 317

Chapter 21: Ten Amazing Adaptations 327

Chapter 22: Ten Arguments against Evolution and Why They're Wrong 335

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