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- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 182.00
The plot of a novel is expected to move purposefully toward an ending. Until the 19th century, processes within a reality believed to have been created by God were also understood to work in this way. As a result, novels claimed to represent reality through their purposefulness. Because of Charles Darwin, this world outlook entered a state of crisis.... more...
- Nottingham University Press 2011; US$ 21.95
Is time travel possible? What happens when we die? Do UFOs exist? This book poses 18 significant questions about life and attempts to provide reasonable, empirical answers. Assessing the available evidence instead of relying on supernatural approaches, this popular science book reaches possible conclusions while providing explanations... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 25.00
Ron Amundson examines two hundred years of scientific views on the evolution-development relationship from the perspective of evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo). This new perspective challenges several popular views about the history of evolutionary thought by claiming that many earlier authors had made history come out right for the Evolutionary... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 65.00
Temperature impacts the behaviour, physiology and ecology of all organisms more than any other abiotic variable. In this book, the author draws on theory from the more general discipline of evolutionary ecology to foster a fresh approach toward a theory of thermal adaptation. - ;Temperature profoundly impacts both the phenotypes and distributions of... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 74.99
More and more data indicate that evolution has resulted in lineages consisting of mosaics of genes derived from different ancestors. It is therefore becoming increasingly clear that the tree is an inadequate metaphor of evolutionary change. In this book, Arnold promotes the 'web-of-life' metaphor as a more appropriate representation of evolutionary... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 85.00
This study includes data from sources which support the paradigm of natural hybridization as an important evolutionary process. It presents evidence of a significant role for natural hybridization in furthering adaptive evolution and evolutionary diversification in both plants and animals. more...
- Himalaya Publishing House 2009; US$ 45.00
During the past century the impact of the concept of Organic Evolution has been felt far beyond the domain of biology. So profound is this impact that it has come to influence the very fabric of human civilization. Viewed from the concept ~f Organic Evolution every organism inhabiting this planet assumes a significance which is fas- cinating and real.... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 91.00
This highly interdisciplinary book discusses the phenomenon of life, including its origin and evolution (and also human cultural evolution), against the background of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and information theory. Among the central themes is the seeming contradiction between the second law of thermodynamics and the high degree of order... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 66.00
This book provides a non-technical introduction to how phylogenetic analyses can be used to understand evolutionary pathways. The author escorts readers on historical journeys into the origins of many of nature's most intriguing evolutionary outcomes, from the toucan's enormous bill to pregnant male seahorses. more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 22.95
For almost half a century, Amiri Baraka has ranked among the most important commentators on African American music and culture. In this brilliant assemblage of his writings on music, the first such collection in nearly twenty years, Baraka blends autobiography, history, musical analysis, and political commentary to recall the sounds, people, times,... more...