Evolution: Education and Outreach, Special issue on transitional fossils.

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach is now online. This is a special issue on transitional forms edited by Don Prothero, author of Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters. The papers are available without charge. Remember to also check out the special issue on the evolution of eyes edited by yours truly from last year.

Evolution: Education and Outreach
Vol 2, Iss 2


Niles Eldredge and Gregory Eldredge

A Question of Individuality: Charles Darwin, George Gaylord Simpson and Transitional Fossils

Niles Eldredge

Evolutionary Concepts

Understanding Natural Selection: Essential Concepts and Common Misconceptions
T. Ryan Gregory

Special Issue on Transitional Fossils

Donald R. Prothero

Palaeontological and Molecular Evidence Linking Arthropods, Onychophorans, and other Ecdysozoa
Gregory D. Edgecombe

Monoplacophorans and the Origin and Relationships of Mollusks
David R. Lindberg

The Evolutionary Emergence of Vertebrates From Among Their Spineless Relatives
Philip C. J. Donoghue and Mark A. Purnell

The Fish-Tetrapod Transition: New Fossils and Interpretations
Jennifer A. Clack

The Evolution of Marine Reptiles
Ryosuke Motani

Evolutionary Transitions Among Dinosaurs: Examples from the Jurassic of China
James M. Clark and Xing Xu

Downsized Dinosaurs: The Evolutionary Transition to Modern Birds
Luis M. Chiappe

Dimetrodon Is Not a Dinosaur: Using Tree Thinking to Understand the Ancient Relatives of Mammals and their Evolution
Kenneth D. Angielczyk

From Land to Water: the Origin of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
J. G. M. Thewissen, Lisa Noelle Cooper, John C. George and Sunil Bajpai

Evolutionary Transitions in the Fossil Record of Terrestrial Hoofed Mammals

Donald R. Prothero

Educational Papers

A Name by Any Other Tree
Anastasia Thanukos

Transforming Our Thinking about Transitional Forms
Louise S. Mead

Access to Evolution
Lara Eldredge


Paleontology and Evolution in the News
Sidney Horenstein

Book Reviews

The Charms of Nature: Darwin on Meaning and Value
Darwin Loves You: Natural Selection and the Re-enchantment of the World, by George Levine. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. pp. xxiii + 304, s/b $18.95
Adam M. Goldstein

Illuminating Charles Darwin’s Morality: Slavery, Humanity’s Origin and Unity, and Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory
Adrian Desmond and James Moore, Darwin’s Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin’s Views on Human Evolution. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. Pp. xxi + 485. H/b $30.00
Joel Schwartz

Your Inner Fish
Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body, by Neil Shubin. Pantheon Books, 2008, 229 pages
Michael Gaspar

One thought on “Evolution: Education and Outreach, Special issue on transitional fossils.

  1. Neat. I loved Evolution: What the Fossils Say and why it Matters. I thought that his introduction and conclusion were a lacking because his philosophy of science is a bit weak. And he could have spent just a tiny bit more time on geology and fossil dating. But his paleontology was reaaaaally good 😀

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