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Investigating Evolutionary Biology in the Laboratory

edited by William F. McComas
Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2005. 388 pages.

In Investigating Evolutionary Biology in the Laboratory, William F. McComas assembles a host of useful articles that together provide a complete introduction to the strategies and rationales for teaching evolutionary biology in the laboratory, including experiments and exercises. Topics include Foundations of Evolution Education, Examining the Evidence for Evolution, Using the Tools and Principles of Evolution, Variation and Adaptations within Species, Biotic Potential and Survival, Simulating Natural Selection, and The New Evolutionary Synthesis. A long-time member of NCSE, McComas was awarded the Evolution Education Award for 2007 by the National Association of Biology Teachers.