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- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 43.00
This is the first book on the new field of Evolutionary Developmental Biology that is aimed primarily at an undergraduate and general readership. It focuses on the question of how embryonic development changes in the course of evolution, thus giving rise to new types of creatures. more...
- Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 209.99
1. Introduction: A Classic Confrontation and Its Interpretations 2. Cuvier and Geoffroy: Collaborators on a New Science 3. "Le Legislateur de la Science"" Cuvier and Functionalist Anatomy 4. Geoffroy and the Emergence of Philosophical Anatomy 5. The Battle Lines are Drawn: 1820-1829 6. The Debate Before the Academie 7. Beyond the Academie: The Many... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 29.99
Offers an investigation of the basis of life itself. By defining and explaining autonomous agents and work in the contexts of thermodynamics and of information theory, this work explores the requirements for the emergence of a general biology that transcends terrestrial biology to seek laws governing biospheres anywhere in the cosmos. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
In this dynamic account, award-winning science writer Ann Gibbons chronicles an extraordinary quest to answer the most primal of questions: When and where was the dawn of humankind?Following four intensely competitive international teams of scientists in a heated race to find the ?missing link??the fossil of the earliest human ancestor?Gibbons ventures... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2007; US$ 104.95
Shows how automated identification can be applied to various organismal groups. This text addresses the interface between the species recognition question in the biological sciences and the class recognition problem in mathematics and statistics. It is useful for taxonomists and computational professionals who focus on the biological sciences. more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Did the Earth once undergo a super ice age, one that froze the entire planet from the poles to the equator? In Snowball Earth , gifted writer Gabrielle Walker has crafted an intriguing global adventure story, following maverick scientist Paul Hoffman?s quest to prove a theory so audacious and profound that it is shaking the world of earth sciences... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 6.95
Introduction by Edward J. Larson ?Perhaps the most readable and accessible of the great works of scientific inquiry, The Origin of Species sold out its first printing on the very day it was published in 1859. Theologians quickly labeled Charles Darwin the most dangerous man in England and, as the Saturday Review noted, the uproar over the... more...