One thing i appreciated particularly was the authors categorization of plasticity robustness development and evolution as indicated by the title of this valuable book what this shows is how these various themes are intertwined in often fundamental and surprising ways. Plasticity robustness development and evolution has 9 ratings and 1 review katie said i enjoyed bateson and gluckmans book but i thought that part. Plasticity robustness development and evolution and the many processes that create its plasticity in recognition that evolution proceeds through modifications of developmental processes and their outcomes subject to natural selection almost for the first time in a volume on development evolution is given an almost equal standing . Sub department of animal behaviour university of cambridge cambridge uk and 2 centre for human evolution adaptation and disease liggins institute university of auckland auckland new zealand corresponding author sub department of animal behaviour university of cambridge cambridge cb23 . They are correctly critical of the simple innate vs learned dichotomies in the past and show how a combined framework of plasticity and robustness in all life processes can give rise to important insights in both development and evolution there are deep lessons here both analytical and conceptual
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