Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution, Second Edition, Study Guide, The

  • Perkins, Alison (University of Montana)
Copyright Year:2014
Specifications:240 pages, softback, printed in black and white
Publication Status:Due on June 1, 2014.

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About this Title

The study guide is tightly connected to The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution, Second Edition, by Carl Zimmer. It includes a wide range of activities and learning pedagogy, including pre-assessment questions, learning objectives, and test questions. Throughout, the focus is on developing an interest and deeper appreciation for evolutionary science. 

About the Author

Dr. Alison E. H. Perkins holds an MS in Wildlife Biology, an MA in Radio-Television Production, and a PhD in Forestry and Conservation from the University of Montana. She works as both a formal and informal science educator. Her research interests include evolution education, how people learn about science, and sources of ecological knowledge. 

Table of Contents

1. Walking Whales: An Introduction To Evolution

2. Before and After Darwin: A Brief History of Evolutionary Biology

3. What the Rocks Say: How Geology and Paleontology Reveal the History of Life

4. The Tree of Life: How Biologists Use Phylogeny to Reconstruct the Deep Past

5. Evolution’s Raw Materials

6. The Ways of Change: Drift, and Selection

7. Molecular Evolution: The History in Our Genes

8. Adaptation: The Birth of the New

9. Sex and Family

10. Darwin’s First Question: The Origin of Species

11. Macroevolution: Life Over the Long Run

12. Intimate Partnerships: How Species Adapt to Each Other

13. Minds and Microbes: The Evolution of Behavior

14. A New Kind Of Ape

15. Evolutionary Medicine