readings to understand modern evolutionary theory??

C van der Weijden cweijden at bio.vu.nl
Wed Nov 13 04:38:41 EST 1996

>I suppose any textbook on evolution (some excellent ones by that title have
>been written by Ridley, Futuyma, or Strickberger) would do, as they spell
>out the basic mechanisms and supporting evidence.  However, two books that
>I commonly reccomend to friends are "The Blind Watchmaker" by Richard
>Dawkins and "Darwin's Dangerous Idea:  evolution and the meanings of life"
>by Daniel Dennett.  They are a fun read, with clear, easy to understand
>examples of Darwinian evolution.  They are also very popular, and can be
>found at just about any library or book store.

Besides these textbooks is anyone aware of a more indepth book on 
My interest is mainly focussed on 'molecular' evolution. Especially in 
the events from organic molecules towards the first selfreplicating 
compartment (progenote).
There was this book edited by F? Maynard called Evolution Now from the 
mid 80's that was/is very interesting to me. Maybe someone knowes a 
similar, more recent, book.

Thanks in advance,

Coen van der Weijden

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