Evolution (4th International Edition)

ISBN : 9781605357409

Douglas J. Futuyma; Mark Kirkpatrick
720 ページ
230 x 277 mm



  • Genomic perspectives on evolution are strengthened throughout
  • The content has a stronger focus on human evolution: an entirely new chapter on the topic (Chapter 21, The Evolutionary Story of Homo sapiens), and new examples throughout the book
  • Many chapters have been rewritten from the ground up
  • The book has been entirely reillustrated in a clean, contemporary style that enhances the content
  • A new Appendix, A Statistics Primer, introduces the concept of a probability distribution, reviews how statistics are used to describe populations, looks at how we estimate quantities, and discusses how hypotheses are tested. It ends with a brief overview of two major frameworks of statistical analysis: likelihood and Bayesian inference. Math is kept to a minimum.

Extensively rewritten and reorganized, this new edition of Evolution—featuring a new coauthor: Mark Kirkpatrick (The University of Texas at Austin)—offers additional expertise in evolutionary genetics and genomics, the fastest-developing area of evolutionary biology. Directed toward an undergraduate audience, the text emphasizes the interplay between theory and empirical tests of hypotheses, thus acquainting students with the process of science. It addresses major themes—including the history of evolution, evolutionary processes, adaptation, and evolution as an explanatory framework—at levels of biological organization ranging from genomes to ecological communities.


1: Evolutionary Biology
2: The Tree of Life
3: Natural Selection and Adaptation
4: Mutation and Variation
5: The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection
6: Phenotypic Evolution
7: Genetic Drift: Evolution at Random
8: Evolution in Space
9: Species and Speciation
10: All About Sex
11: How to Be Fit
12: Cooperation and Conflict
13: Interactions among Species
14: The Evolution of Genes and Genomes
15: Evolution and Development
16: Phylogeny: The Unity and Diversity of Life
17: The History of Life
18: The Geography of Evolution
19: The Evolution of Biological Diversity
20: Macroevolution: Evolution above the Species Level
21: The Evolutionary Story of Homo sapiens
22: Evolution and Society


Douglas J. Futuyma and Mark Kirkpatrick
Douglas J. Futuyma 
is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his B.S. from Cornell University and his Ph. D. in Zoology at the University of Michigan with Lawrence Slobodkin. Dr. Futuyma is the author of three previous editions of Evolution, as well as three editions of its predecessor, Evolutionary Biology. He received the 1997 Sewall Wright Award of the American Society of Naturalists and the 2012 Joseph Leidy Award of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Philadelphia). Dr. Futuyma has served as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists, and the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2006.
Mark Kirkpatrick is the Painter Centennial Professor of Genetics in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. in Biology from Harvard in 1978 and his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington with Monty Slatkin in 1983. Dr. Kirkpatrick has received a Guggenheim Fellowship (1997) and a Poste Rouge Fellowship (France, 1997). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2008), and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2016). Dr. Kirkpatrick received the Sewall Wright Award from the American Society of Naturalists (2014). He has served as Associate Editor of The American Naturalist, Theoretical Population Biology, and Genetics, and on the Editorial Boards of The Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics and Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Dr. Kirkpatrick's research interests are in evolutionary genetics.