- Title Pages
- Series Foreword
- Preface and Acknowledgments
- Introduction: A Dynamic View of Evolution
- I A big picture of big pictures of life’s history
- 1 The Miscellaneous Transitions in Evolution
- 2 Alternative Patterns of Explanation for Major Transitions
- 3 Biological Ontology and Hierarchical Organization: A Defense of Rank Freedom
- 4 Darwinian Populations and Transitions in Individuality
- 5 Evolvability Reconsidered
- II The prokaryote’s tale
- 6 To Be or Not To Be: Where Is Self-Preservation in Evolutionary Theory?
- 7 The Evolution of Restraint in Structured Populations: Setting the Stage for an Egalitarian Major Transition
- 8 Conflicts among Levels of Selection as Fuel for the Evolution of Individuality
- III Complexity and the developmental cycle
- 9 Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality: Multicellularity and Sex
- 10 How Many Levels Are There? How Insights from Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality Help Measure the Hierarchical Complexity of Life
- 11 Plant Individuality and Multilevel Selection Theory
- 12 Phylogenetic, Functional, and Geological Perspectives on Complex Multicellularity
- 13 The Small Picture Approach to the Big Picture: Using DNA Sequences to Investigate the Diversification of Animal Body Plans
- 14 Concluding Remarks
- The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited
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