Topics in Geobiology

Heterochrony in Evolution

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Editors: Mckinney, Michael (Ed.)

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... an adult poet is simply an individual in a state of arrested development-in brief, a sort of moron. Just as all of us, in utero, pass through a stage in which we are tadpoles, ... so all of us pass through a state, in our nonage, when we are poets. A youth of seventeen who is not a poet is simply a donkey: his development has been arrested even anterior to that of the tadpole. But a man of fifty who still writes poetry is either an unfortunate who has never developed, intellectually, beyond his teens, or a conscious buffoon who pretends to be something he isn't-something far younger and juicier than he actually is. -H. 1. Mencken, High and Ghostly Matters, Prejudices: Fourth Series (1924) Where would evolution be, Without this thing, heterochrony? -M. L. McKinney (1987) One of the joys of working in a renascent field is that it is actually possible to keep up with the literature. So it is with mixed emotions that we heterochronists (even larval forms like myself) view the recent "veritable explosion of interest in heterochrony" (in Gould's words in this volume). On the positive side, it is obĀ­ viously necessary and desirable to extend and expand the inquiry; but one regrets that already we are beginning to talk past, lose track of, and even ignore each other as we carve out individual interests.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • The Uses of Heterochrony

    Pages 1-13

    Gould, Stephen Jay

  • Classifying Heterochrony

    Pages 17-34

    McKinney, Michael L.

  • Multivariate Analysis

    Pages 35-51

    Tissot, Brian N.

  • Shape Analysis

    Pages 53-69

    Foster, David W. (et al.)

  • Phylogenetic Analysis and the Detection of Ontogenetic Patterns

    Pages 71-91

    Fink, William L.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heterochrony in Evolution
Book Subtitle
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Michael Mckinney
Series Title
Topics in Geobiology
Series Volume
7
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-0795-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-0795-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-42947-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-0797-4
Series ISSN
0275-0120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 348
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