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The Resource Evolution in four dimensions : genetic, epigenetic, behavioral, and symbolic variation in the history of life, Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb ; with illustrations by Anna Zeligowski

Evolution in four dimensions : genetic, epigenetic, behavioral, and symbolic variation in the history of life, Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb ; with illustrations by Anna Zeligowski

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Evolution in four dimensions : genetic, epigenetic, behavioral, and symbolic variation in the history of life
Title
Evolution in four dimensions
Title remainder
genetic, epigenetic, behavioral, and symbolic variation in the history of life
Statement of responsibility
Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb ; with illustrations by Anna Zeligowski
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ideas about heredity and evolution are undergoing a revolutionary change. New findings in molecular biology challenge the gene-centered version of Darwinian theory according to which adaptation occurs only through natural selection of chance DNA variations. In Evolution in Four Dimensions, Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb argue that there is more to heredity than genes. They trace four "dimensions" in evolution--four inheritance systems that play a role in evolution: genetic, epigenetic (or non-DNA cellular transmission of traits), behavioral, and symbolic (transmission through language and other forms of symbolic communication). These systems, they argue, can all provide variations on which natural selection can act. Evolution in Four Dimensions offers a richer, more complex view of evolution than the gene-based, one-dimensional view held by many today. The new synthesis advanced by Jablonka and Lamb makes clear that induced and acquired changes also play a role in evolution. After discussing each of the four inheritance systems in detail, Jablonka and Lamb "put Humpty Dumpty together again" by showing how all of these systems interact. They consider how each may have originated and guided evolutionary history and they discuss the social and philosophical implications of the four-dimensional view of evolution. Each chapter ends with a dialogue in which the authors engage the contrarieties of the fictional (and skeptical) "I.M.," or Ifcha Mistabra--Aramaic for "the opposite conjecture"--refining their arguments against I.M.'s vigorous counterarguments. The lucid and accessible text is accompanied by artist-physician Anna Zeligowski's lively drawings, which humorously and effectively illustrate the authors' points." -- Publisher's website
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Jablonka, Eva
Dewey number
576.8/2
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lamb, Marion J
  • Zeligowski, Anna
Series statement
Life and mind: philosophical issues in biology and psychology
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  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Biology
  • Biology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Genetic Processes
  • Molecular Biology
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Evolution in four dimensions : genetic, epigenetic, behavioral, and symbolic variation in the history of life, Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb ; with illustrations by Anna Zeligowski
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First edition published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-544) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The First Dimension. 1. The transformations of Darwinism ; 2. From genes to characters ; 3. Genetic variation: blind, directed, interpretive? -- II. Three more dimensions. 4. The epigenetic inheritance systems ; 5. The behavioral inheritance systems ; 6. The symbolic inheritance system ; Between the acts: an interim summary -- III. Putting Humpty Dumpty together again. 7. Interacting dimensions: genes and epigenetic systems ; 8. Genes and behavior, genes and language ; 9. Lamarckism evolving: the evolution of the educated guess ; 10. A last dialogue -- IV. After nine years. 11. Developing evolution
Control code
ocn854848149
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Revised edition
Extent
xii, 563 pages
Isbn
9780262525848
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(paperback)
Lccn
2013029577
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
11255606
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854848149
Label
Evolution in four dimensions : genetic, epigenetic, behavioral, and symbolic variation in the history of life, Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb ; with illustrations by Anna Zeligowski
Publication
Note
First edition published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-544) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The First Dimension. 1. The transformations of Darwinism ; 2. From genes to characters ; 3. Genetic variation: blind, directed, interpretive? -- II. Three more dimensions. 4. The epigenetic inheritance systems ; 5. The behavioral inheritance systems ; 6. The symbolic inheritance system ; Between the acts: an interim summary -- III. Putting Humpty Dumpty together again. 7. Interacting dimensions: genes and epigenetic systems ; 8. Genes and behavior, genes and language ; 9. Lamarckism evolving: the evolution of the educated guess ; 10. A last dialogue -- IV. After nine years. 11. Developing evolution
Control code
ocn854848149
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Revised edition
Extent
xii, 563 pages
Isbn
9780262525848
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013029577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
11255606
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854848149

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