Describes how species die out and how new ones evolve to fill the vacant niches.
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Paul Andersen details the evolutionary processes of speciation and extinction. Stickleback evolution in Lake Loberg is used as example of rapid speciation. Adaptive radiation is illustrated using the Hawaiian honeycreeper. A brief discussion of extinctions and mass extinctions is also included.
Reviews how species die out and how new ones evolve to fill the vacant niches.
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Scientists will some day be able to clone extinct animals. A park of Pleistocene megafauna might be a reality someday.
The Permian mass extinction was the biggest in Earth history. Scientists do not know what caused it but there are several possibilities.