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The New Foundations of Evolution


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Foreword Preface 1: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral? 2: Microbes First 3: The Germ of Phylogeny 4: Creatures Void of Form 5: About Chaos 6: Kingdoms at Biology's Borders 7: The Prokaryote and the Eukaryote 8: On the Unity of Life 9: Symbiotic Complexity 10: The Morning of Molecular Phylogenetics 11: Roots in the Genetic Code 12: A Third Form of Life 13: A Kingdom on a Molecule 14: Against Adaptationism 15: In the Capital of the New Kingdom 16: Out of Eden 17: Sketching the Tree of Life 18: The Dawn Cell Controversy 19: Three Domains 20: Disputed Territories 21: Grappling the World Wide Web 22: Entangled Roots and Braided Lives Concluding Remarks

About the Author

Jan Sapp is a Professor in the Department of Biology at York University in Toronto, Canada.


"Perhaps the highest compliment I can pay The New Foundations of Evolution is that having read it, I feel that I better understand the minds of my own fellow microbiologists. That Sapp makes his story so sparkling is an achivement all the more impressive when one remembers he must include a fair amount of taconomy, both antiquated and modern."--W.P. Hanage Science "Penetrating and paradigm-shifting. Sapp expertly... brings alive the dynamism at the heart of one of the most significant revolutions in the history of biology."--American Scientist "This book recounts in a very thoughtful and accessible way the historical making of a tripartite relationship, that of microbiology, biological classification, and evolution, and how this triangle is still evolving to generate a more holistic vision of evolutionary biology."--The Quarterly Review of Biology

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