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The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited
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The contributors discuss different frameworks for understanding macroevolution, prokaryote evolution (the study of which has been aided by developments in molecular biology), and the complex evolution of multicellularity.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover, Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Series Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: A Dynamic View of Evolution
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. I. A Big Picture of Big Pictures of Life’s History
  2. pp. 15-18
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  1. 1. The Miscellaneous Transitions in Evolution
  2. pp. 19-33
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  1. 2. Alternative Patterns of Explanation for Major Transitions
  2. pp. 35-51
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  1. 3. Biological Ontology and Hierarchical Organization: A Defense of Rank Freedom
  2. pp. 53-63
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  1. 4. Darwinian Populations and Transitions in Individuality
  2. pp. 65-81
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  1. 5. Evolvability Reconsidered
  2. pp. 83-100
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  1. II. The Prokaryote’s Tale
  2. pp. 101-103
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  1. 6. To Be or Not To Be: Where Is Self-Preservation in Evolutionary Theory?
  2. pp. 105-125
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  1. 7. The Evolution of Restraint in Structured Populations: Setting the Stage for an Egalitarian Major Transition
  2. pp. 127-140
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  1. 8. Conflicts among Levels of Selection as Fuel for the Evolution of Individuality
  2. pp. 141-162
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  1. III. Complexity and the Developmental Cycle
  2. pp. 163-167
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  1. 9 Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality: Multicellularity and Sex
  2. pp. 169-197
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  1. 10. How Many Levels Are There? How Insights from Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality Help Measure the Hierarchical Complexity of Life
  2. pp. 199-225
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  1. 11. Plant Individuality and Multilevel Selection Theory
  2. pp. 227-250
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  1. 12. Phylogenetic, Functional, and Geological Perspectives on Complex Multicellularity
  2. pp. 251-270
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  1. 13. The Small Picture Approach to the Big Picture: Using DNA Sequences to Investigate the Diversification of Animal Body Plans
  2. pp. 271-298
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  1. IV. Concluding Remarks
  2. pp. 299-311
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  1. 14. Concluding Remarks
  2. pp. 301-310
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 311-312
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 313-319
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