CONTENTS:- Vol. 1. Origin of Life: 1. The origin and evolution of the solar system. 2. The origin of the earth. 3. Primordial oceans. 4. Water. 5. The chemical elements of life. 6. Oxygen. 7. The origin of life. 8. The evolution of the earliest cells. 9. Distribution of animals. 10. Evolution by Dobzyansky. 11. Evolution of unicellular organisms. 12. Origin of Metazoa. 13. The search for life on mars. 14. Life outside the solar system. 15. The anatomy and relationships of dinosaurs.
Vol. 2. Elements of Organic Evolution: 1. The origin of life. 2. Evidence of evolution. 3. Lamarckism and Ned-Lamarckism. 4. Darwin’s natural selection. 5. Sexual selection. 6. Recapitulation theory and extinction. 7. Artificial selection. 8. Orthogenesis and Kinetogenesis. 9. The mutation theory. 10. Colouration and mimicry. 11. Isolation. 12. Origin of species. 13. Adaptive radiation. 14. Cursorial and Fossorial adaptation. 15. Aquatic adaptation. 16. Desert adaptation. 17. Cave and deep—sea adaptations. 18. Volant adaptation. 19. Scansorial adaptation. 20. Geographic distribution. 21. Bethymetric distribution. 22. The synthetic theory of evolution. 23. Zoogeographical distribution. 24. Adaptation and selection.
Vol. 3. Evolution from Rocks: Preface. 1. Igneous rocks and igneous activity. 2. Metamorphic rocks and the continental crust. 3. Sedimentary rocks. 4. The oldest rocks. 5. Fossilisation. 6. Chemical fossils. 7. The oldest fossils. 8. Geological distribution. 9. Zoogeographical distribution. 10. Geographical distribution. 11. Bathymetric distribution. 12. Evolution by shull. 13. Vertebrates of paleozoic era. 14. Vertebrates of mesozoic era. 15. Vertebrates of mammalian era. 16. The origin and adaptive radiation of reptiles. 17. The origin of birds. 18. The origin and evolution of mammals.
Vol. 4. Pattern of Evolution: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Evolution and classification. 3. Ontogenetic evolution. 4. Mendelism and evolution. 5. Hybrids in evolution. 6. How does evolution differ from development. 7. Homeostasis in evolution. 8. Ageing and senescence. 9. Evolution of animals. 10. Evolution of land plants. 11. Evolution of the Pentadactyl limb.
Vol. 5. Origin and Evolution of Vertebrates: Preface. 1. Origin of vertebrates. 2. Origin of land vertebrates. 3. Origin of reptiles. 4. Origin of dinosaurs. 5. Origin of birds. 6. Origin of mammals. 7. Proboscideans. 8. Horses. 9. Camels. 10. South American mammal radiation. 11. Prosimians. 12. The evolution of man. 13. The gradual appearance of man.
Evolution is an interdisciplinary science and extends to diverse fields such as zoology, botany, earth science and geography. The present title is an effort to summarize the basic concept and principles of the subject, to present the elementary factual information with which a person to be competent in the field should be familiar, and to show how these principles and facts may be applied in a practical way to the interests and welfare of man. Although the book relates especially to animals, enough material given covering plants to bring out their essential place in the system of nature. The present title is intended for beginners who wish to understood the fundamentals of evolution. The whole gamut of subject has been described in a simple and systematic manner suited for readers who have not been exposed sufficiently to the subject. The primary aim throughout has been clarity, simplicity and the high standard. It will be a valuable study aid to teachers, students and research scholar in the related field.