Evolution as Frozen Music

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Science  08 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5634, pp. 767-768
DOI: 10.1126/science.1085864

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Developmental Plasticity and Evolution. by Mary Jane West-Eberhard. Oxford University Press, New York, 2003. 814 pp. $100, £79.50. ISBN 0-19-512234-8. Paper, $49.95, £31.99. ISBN 0-19-512235-6.

Discussing a wide range of ideas and empirical studies that support them, West-Eberhard focuses on showing what recent findings in development, physiology, and behavior suggest about the origins of evolutionary novelties.