Jeffrey S. Levinton, 2001, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 617 p. (Paperback $54.95) ISBN 0-521-00550-7.

The second edition of Genetics, Paleontology, and Macroevolution is an expanded and updated version of an important, if sometimes polemical, text. More than a decade has passed since Levinton published the first edition, and much has happened in that interval of time. Major strides have been made in our understanding of the Cambrian explosion and biotic innovations preceding the onset of Phanerozoic time; subdivision of geologic time has undergone scrutiny and recalibration; and perhaps most importantly, molecular approaches have come to center stage in the quest...

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