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Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology Wins PROSE Award

By: , Posted on: February 6, 2017

The annual PROSE Awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing. The 41st PROSE Awards ceremony took place in February in Washington, DC this year awarding several Elsevier books with the highest of honours.

The Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology edited by Richard Kliman was awarded an Honorable Mention in Multivolume Reference / Science.

The Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology chronicles our current state of understanding of the dynamics of evolution and its product, Darwin’s great tree of life. A diversity of seminal topics are covered including overviews of the history of the field, the origin of life, the history of life (including the phylogentic methods used to reconstruct life’s history), the myriad ways and means (including mechanisms other than natural selection) that evolution is affected, and the important roles that conflict versus cooperation, and mergers and acquisitions, occurring within across varying levels of biological organization, play in the narrative of life. In so doing, the Encyclopedia highlights the grandeur in Darwin’s view of life. We are not separate, but rather a twig along a branch of life, a twig that has evolved the ability to comprehend the existence of and our connectedness to the tree, and climb around its branches to see what has been and think about what may come. It is a wonder of life that it can look at and understand the meaning of itself.

We are delighted to offer you a free chapter from this reference work, Systems in Evolutionary Systems Biology, downloadable below:

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Since 1976, the PROSE Awards have been organized by the PSP Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) to bring attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content. The awards are judged by an independent, 20-person panel of peer editors, publishers and librarians.

If you would like to read additional chapters from this encyclopedia, you can do so via ScienceDirect. If you would like to purchase a print or e-copy, visit the Elsevier Store.

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