Beyond Heterochrony: The Evolution of Development. Edited by Miriam Zelditch. Wiley-Liss, New York. 2001. 371 pages. Cloth $99.95.

The odyssey of heterochrony is exceedingly curious (Gould 1977: p. 221).


Almost a quarter of a century ago a paper was published in this journal on the relationship between ontogeny and phylogeny. The paper, by Alberch et al. (1979), in many ways synthesized all that had gone before in the subject, for well over a century, and provided a practical model upon which most future studies could be based. In addition to drawing together and refining the many disparate...

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