1. Edition January 1997
ISBN 978-88-6542-757-6 - John Wiley & Sons
Mark Ridley's Evolution CD features all the topics covered in his best-selling textbook, Evolution, significantly enhanced by videoclips, animations, virtual experiments, colour photographs and more. Designed to be used for both browsing and self-instruction, the CD contains a mini encyclopedia, a selection of classic papers, and 23 interactive tutorials that follow the chapter headings in the book.
From the contents
12 evolutionary theorists contribute their views throughout the CD; Simon Conway Morris, Cambridge; Helena Cronin, London School of Economics & Political Science; Richard Dawkins, Oxford; Daniel Dennett, Tufts; Michael Donoghue, Harvard; David Haig, Harvard; William Hamilton, Oxford; Marc Kirschner, Harvard Medical School; Richard Lewontin, Harvard; Linda Partridge, University College London; Naomi Pierce, Harvard; John Maynard Smith, Sussex.
24 animations help to explain difficult concepts.
3. Virtual Experiments:.
Virtual experiments allow you to simulate the central processes in evolutionary biology. Stochastic experiments present different results for each simulation.
Travel through billions of years of evolutionary history via the interactive timeline.
5. Classic Texts.
The author has selected 20 classic papers and text extracts which shaped the field of evolutionary biology famous authors include Darwin, Fisher, Dobzhansky and Gould.
5. Colour Images:.
Full colour images capture the diversity of life at all levels