- Michael Rose, University of California, Irvine
- George Lauder, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
The study of evolutionary adaptation returns to the center stage of biology with this important volume. This innovative treatise discusses new developments in adaptation, with new methods, and new theoretical foundations, achievements, and prospects for a rich intellectual future. Once again adaptation is established as a fundamental cornerstone of evolution by means of natural selection. This is an insightful reintroduction to the themes that Darwin and his successors regarded as central to any profound understanding of biology.
Ideal for faculty, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates in any area of evolutionary biology including ecology, natural history, and systematics as well as people interested in the evolution from viruses and other disease causing organisms to the evolution of key innovations in entirely new groups of organisms.