Douglas J. Futuyma, Mark Kirkpatrick
Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press; 4th edition
Extensively reorganized and rewritten; the new Evolution 4th edition (PDF) — featuring a new coauthor: Mark Kirkpatrick (The University of Texas at Austin) — offers additional expertise in evolutionary genomics and genetics; the fastest-developing area of evolutionary biology. Directed toward an undergraduate audience; the PDF etextbook emphasizes the interplay between theory and empirical tests of hypotheses; thus acquainting college students with the process of science. It addresses major themes — including the history of evolution; adaptation; evolutionary processes; and evolution as an explanatory framework — at levels of biological organization ranging from ecological communities to genomes.
For University / College Students
The Evolution 4th Edition; Companion Website features review and study tools to help college students master the material presented in the etextbook. Access to the site is free of charge; and requires no access code. (Instructor registration is required in order for students to access the quizzes.) The site includes the following resources:
* The complete Glossary
* Chapter Outlines and Summaries: Concise overviews of the important topics covered in each chapter.
* Flashcards & Key Terms: Easy-to-use activities that help students learn all the key terminology introduced in each chapter.
* Online Quizzes: Quizzes that cover all the major concepts introduced in each chapter. These quizzes are assignable by the instructor.
* Simulation Exercises: Interactive modules that allow students to explore many of the dynamic processes of evolution; and answer questions based on the results they observe.
* Data Analysis Exercises: Expanded for the third edition; these inquiry-based exercises involve students in working with data and analyzing methods and conclusions from published papers.
Instructor’s Resource Library
The Evolution 4e; Instructor’s Resource Library includes a variety of resources to help you deliver your lectures and develop your course. The IRL includes the following resources:
* Quiz Questions from the Companion Website
* Answers to the textbook end-of-chapter Problems and Discussion Topics
* Data Analysis and Simulation Exercises from the Companion Website; with answers
* PowerPoint Presentations: For each chapter; all of the chapter’s figures and tables are provided in a ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation; making it easy to quickly insert figures into your own lecture presentations.
* Textbook Figures and Tables: All the figures (including photographs) and tables from the textbook are provided as JPEGs (both high- and low-resolution); reformatted and relabeled for optimal readability when projected.
A set of online quizzes is available via the Companion Website. These quizzes can be assigned or released for student self-study; at the instructor’s discretion. Professors can also add their own questions to the quizzing system; to create custom quizzes. Results can be viewed online or downloaded for use in gradebook programs. (Instructor registration is required for student access to the quizzes.)
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