Books et al.Evolutionary Biology

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Science  30 Sep 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6307, pp. 1505
DOI: 10.1126/science.aah6873

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"I am hungry for change—for developments in hierarchy theory from the younger generation," writes Niles Eldredge in the opening pages of Evolutionary Theory. The edited volume provides a contemporary selection of historical, conceptual, and empirical essays on the hierarchy theory of evolution that Eldredge and his collaborators hope will bring about renewed enthusiasm for the theory in evolutionary biology circles.