Evolution and adaptation by Thomas Hunt Morgan

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Published by Macmillan in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Evolution.,
  • Adaptation (Biology),
  • Evolution.,
  • Adaptation, Biological.

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Statementby Thomas Hunt Morgan.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 470 p.
Number of Pages470
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Open LibraryOL17637073M

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Butler and William Hodos The Second Edition of this landmark text presents a broad survey of comparative vertebrate neuroanatomy at the introductory level, representing a unique contribution to the field of evolutionary neurobiology.

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When one has a proper understanding of how creatures adapt and the incredible complexity of the mechanisms that enable them to do so, logic points to an all-wise Creator as adaptability’s cause.1,2.

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