How Evolution Shapes Our Lives: Essays on Biology and by Jonathan B. Losos,Richard E. Lenski

By Jonathan B. Losos,Richard E. Lenski

It is simple to think about evolution as anything that occurred in the past, or that happens purely in "nature," or that's so sluggish that its ongoing impression is nearly nonexistent while seen from the viewpoint of a unmarried human lifetime. yet we now recognize that after traditional choice is robust, evolutionary switch might be very speedy. during this publication, the various world's top scientists discover the consequences of this truth for human lifestyles and society. With a few twenty-three essays, this quantity presents authoritative but obtainable explorations of why knowing evolution is important to human life—from facing weather swap and making sure our meals provide, wellbeing and fitness, and monetary survival to constructing a richer and extra exact comprehension of society, tradition, or even what it capability to be human itself. Combining new essays with essays revised and up to date from the acclaimed Princeton advisor to Evolution, this assortment addresses the function of evolution in getting older, cognition, cooperation, faith, the media, engineering, laptop technological know-how, and lots of different parts. the result's a compelling and demanding e-book approximately how evolution issues to people today.

The members are Dan I. Andersson, Francisco J. Ayala, Amy Cavanaugh, Cameron R. Currie, Dieter Ebert, Andrew D. Ellington, Elizabeth Hannon, John Hawks, Paul Keim, Richard E. Lenski, Tim Lewens, Jonathan B. Losos, Virpi Lummaa, Jacob A. Moorad, Craig Moritz, Martha M. Muñoz, Mark Pagel, Talima Pearson, Robert T. Pennock, Daniel E. L. Promislow, Erik M. Quandt, David C. Queller, Robert C. Richardson, Eugenie C. Scott, H. Bradley Shaffer, Joan E. Strassmann, Alan R. Templeton, Paul E. Turner, and Carl Zimmer.

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