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Biology's First Law

The Tendency for Diversity and Complexity to Increase in Evolutionary Systems

Biology's First Law( )
Author: McShea, Daniel W.
Brandon, Robert N.
Series title:Emersion: Emergent Village Resources for Communities of Faith Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2010
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $163.95
Book Description:

Life on earth is characterized by three striking phenomena that demand explanation: adaptation--the marvelous fit between organism and environment; diversity--the great variety of organisms; and complexity--the enormous intricacy of their internal structure. Natural selection explains adaptation. But what explains diversity and complexity? Daniel W. McShea and Robert N. Brandon argue that there exists in evolution a spontaneous tendency toward increased diversity and complexity, one...
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Detailed Subjects: Science / Life Sciences / Evolution
Science / Life Sciences / Biological Diversity
Science / Life Sciences / Biology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):1.66 x 2.37 x 0.18 cm
Book Weight:0.368 Kilograms

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