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- Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 65.00
Conservation genetics focuses on understanding the role of genetic variation for population persistence. This book is about the methods used to study genetic variation in endangered species and whether genetic variation matters in the extinction of species. - ;Conservation genetics focuses on understanding the role and requirement of genetic variation... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 15.99
Just 28,000 years ago, the blink of an eye in geological time, the last of Neanderthals died out in their last outpost, in caves near Gibraltar. Thanks to cartoons and folk accounts we have a distorted view of these other humans - for that is what they were. We think of them as crude and clumsy and not very bright, easily driven to extinction by the... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99
Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science?as well as religious and cultural institutions?has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and... more...
- Springer 2005; US$ 429.00
In this volume 40 scientists review their studies in the fields of life from the beginning to the 'fact of life'. Reviews cover the standard and alternative scenarios of the genesis of life, while the chapters of 'the first cells' lead to the biodiversity and extremophiles of microbial life. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99
There is still scepticism about the value of Darwin's contribution to knowledge. In this analysis of Darwin's major insights and arguments, Jonathan Howard reasserts the importance of Darwin's work for the development of modern biology. more...
- International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 30.00
This book presents leading-edge analysis on the theory and practice of participatory evaluation around the world. With its instructive case studies from Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, and St Vincent, the book is a guide to a community-based approach to evaluation that is at once a learning process, a means of... more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 29.95
This treatise explores the relevance of biological evolution to the study of behaviour. It argues that the study of human social behaviour must take into consideration the physiology, biochemistry and social mechanisms of behaviour, in addition to the evolution of behavioural traits. more...
- Taylor & Francis 2008; US$ 99.95
Initiatives reinventing taxonomy for the Internet age are leading to a dramatic resurgence in this once declining discipline. This book contains chapter that allows the readers to witness the emergence of the science of cybertaxonomy, a convergence of descriptive taxonomy with information science and computer engineering. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 169.99
The present book combines three main aspects: five major mass extinctions; contributions on some other minor extinctions; and more importantly contributions on the current mass extinction. All three aspects are introduced through interesting studies of mass extinctions in diverse organisms ranging from small invertebrates to mammals and take account... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 54.99
This book is the first detailed biography of Ernst Mayr. He was an ???architect??? of the Synthetic Theory of Evolution, and the greatest evolutionary biologist since Charles Darwin, influential historian and philosopher of biology, outstanding taxonomist and ornithologist, and naturalist. He is one of the most widely known biologists of the 20th century.... more...