Happy holidays from us to you—get up to $30 off your next print or eBook! Shop now >>

Evolution of Life

Fossils, Molecules and Culture

Editors: Osawa, Syozo, Honjo, Tasuku (Eds.)

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-68302-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-70064-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-68304-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Nearly thirty million species of organisms are believed to now live on Earth. In addition to accumulating evidence from classical biology, paleontology and earth science, the recent progress of molecular biology has provided new insights into understanding how present-day organisms have evolved with such tremendous diversity. Molecular biological studies show us that all living forms, including E. coli and human beings, derive from a single ancestor that emerged some 4 billion years ago on Earth. This volume aims to discuss the motifs of organismic evolution from the viewpoints of biogeo-interactions and diversification of the genetic systems. Based on these fundamental understandings, the last section of this volume is devoted to human evolution that includes phylogeny of man as well as evolution of human culture. Such comprehensive discussion will give us a synthesized view of the evolution of life, that is undoubtedly one of the most important problems not only for science but also for human culture in general.     

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Fossils and Evolution

    Gingerich, Philip D.

    Pages 3-20

  • Biological Extinction in Terms of Overadaptation

    Hamada, Takashi

    Pages 21-25

  • Revolutions and Colonizations in the History of Life

    Halstead, Beverly

    Pages 27-48

  • The Genomic Tag Model for the Origin of Protein Synthesis

    Weiner, Alan M. (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

  • Neutral Evolution

    Kimura, Motoo

    Pages 67-78

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-68302-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-70064-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-68304-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Services for this Book

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution of Life
Book Subtitle
Fossils, Molecules and Culture
Editors
  • Syozo Osawa
  • Tasuku Honjo
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Tokyo
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-68302-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-68302-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-70064-7
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-68304-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 460
Topics