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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00
The growing success of molecular methods has challenged traditional views of animal evolution and a large number of alternative hypotheses are hotly debated today. For the deep metazoan phylogeny project, data sets of hitherto unmatched quality and quantity were compiled and analysed with innovative bioinformatics tools. The book begins at the base... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.95
In its 4.5 billion?year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? How? As a species, Homo sapiens... more...
- W. W. Norton & Company 2011; US$ 35.99
Written by active researchers to present a contemporary view of the field. Evolution makes the big themes in evolutionary biology accessible by introducing them early and integrating them thoroughly. Extensive, in-depth, current research examples, an emphasis on problem solving, and a stunning art program engage students, helping them to understand... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
Creation by Adam Rutherford uses the very latest science to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive account yet of the story of life -- where it came from and where it is going. 'A superbly written explanation of how the origin of life on Earth became a question for science, and what the answer might be' Brian Cox 'One of the most... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 58.99
Most people who have taken a biology course in the past 50 years are familiar with the work of David Lack, but few remember his name. Almost all general biology texts produced during that period have a figure showing the beak size differences among the finches of the Galapagos Islands from Lack's 1947 classic, Darwin's Finches. Lack's pioneering... more...
- HarperCollins UK 2002; US$ 19.95
Sixty-five million years ago the dinosaurs were destroyed in a mass extinction event that could not have been predicted. Out of the devastation, new life developed and the world regained its natural equilibrium. Until now. Scientists, employing radically new perspectives on the science of life, are beginning to uncover signs of similar event on the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on Venus appeared harsh and insupportable of life, composed of a toxic atmosphere and oceans of acid -- until scientists concluded that Earth's... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 13.95
The date is January 11, 1911 . A young German paleontologist, accompanied only by a guide, a cook, four camels, and a couple of camel drivers, reaches the lip of the vast Bahariya Depression after a long trek across the bleak plateau of the western desert of Egypt. The scientist, Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach, hopes to find fossil evidence... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 61.00
The Development of Animal Form integrates traditional morphology and contemporary molecular genetics while incorporating research on postembryonic development. The result is unconventional views of basic animal organization. The book will interest graduate students and researchers of evolutionary and developmental biology, and scholars in cell biology,... more...