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“An Inexplicable Confusion”

William H. Durham

in Exuberant Life: An Evolutionary Approach to Conservation in Galápagos

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197531518
eISBN:
9780197531549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531518.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

While visiting Galápagos, the young Charles Darwin was confused by the similarity of various finches he observed. We now understand that what we see as different finch species are “species before ... More


Anytime, Anywhere: Palmagotchi

Eric Klopfer

in Augmented Learning: Research and Design of Mobile Educational Games

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113151
eISBN:
9780262277297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113151.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

This chapter begins with an overview of the virtual pet industry. It describes the rise of the Tamagotchi in the late 1990s and the emergence of online virtual pet sites. It then discusses the ... More


Fluctuating Selection and Dynamic Adaptive Landscapes

Ryan Calsbeek, Thomas P. Gosden, Shawn R. Kuchta, and Erik I. Svensson

in The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199595372
eISBN:
9780191774799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595372.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

One of the central assumptions in Wright's original conception of the adaptive landscape, was that fitness remained constant through time. Decades of study have since shown that this assumption is ... More


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