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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Evolution

edited by Mark D Pagel
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. 1205 pages.

A monumental reference work, with over 1300 pages in two volumes, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Evolution presents the essentials of evolutionary biology in 370 original articles written by leading experts, accompanied with hundreds of tables, charts, graphs, maps, and other illustrations, as well as bibliographies, cross-references, and an index. The reviewer for Trends in Ecology & Evolution concluded, "Throughout the diverse contributions, a strong case could be made that the authors are among the best that could have been chosen to describe their respective fields. ... In short, this will be an excellent reference work for those in any field of evolution."