Owing its inspiration and title to On the Origin of Species , James W. Valentine's ambitious book synthesizes and applies the vast treasury of theory and research collected in the century and a half since Darwin's time. By investigating the origins of life's diversity, Valentine unlocks the mystery of the origin of phyla. One of the twentieth century's most distinguished paleobiologists, Valentine here integrates data from molecular genetics, evolutionary developmental biology, embryology, comparative morphology, and ...

On the Origin of Phyla 2006, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226845494

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On the Origin of Phyla 2004, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226845487