I'm a zoology minor. I wish to study modern synthetic theory (evolution) is there a good book available online for reading? The book should cover a basic idea about what the elements of modern synthetic theory are and briefly what are the conclusions of the theory.

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There is no modern book of evolutionary biology that is not about the modern synthesis. So what you are looking for is just an introductory book to evolutionary biology.

I think the 2 most common introductory textbook to evolutionary biology are:

Note by the way that one can find recommendation on population genetics (subfield of evolution) here.


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