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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 139.95
Determining the precise timing for the evolutionary origin of groups of organisms has become increasingly important as scientists from diverse disciplines attempt to examine rates of anatomical or molecular evolution and correlate intrinsic biological events to extrinsic environmental events. Molecular clock analyses indicate that many major groups... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 109.95
Presenting a historical analysis of the evolution of systematics during the last one hundred years, Milestones in Systematics reviews many of the major issues in systematic theory and practice that have driven the working methods of systematics during the 20th century and looks at the issues most likely to preoccupy systematists in the immediate future.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 74.99
In Genes, Categories and Species, Jody Hey provides an enlightening new solution to one of biology's most ironic and perplexing puzzles. When Darwin showed that life evolves, and that it does so by natural selection, he transformed our understanding of living things. But the very question Darwin addressed-the nature of species-continues to pose an... 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 93.95
Hampered by a confusing plethora of approaches and methods, biogeography is often treated as an adjunct to other areas of study. The first book to fully define this rapidly emerging subdiscipline, Biogeography in a Changing World elucidates the principles of biogeography and paves the way for its evolution into a stand-alone field. Drawing on contributions... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 129.95
To document the world?s diversity of species and reconstruct the tree of life we need to undertake some simple but mountainous tasks. Most importantly, we need to tackle species rich groups. We need to collect, name, and classify them, and then position them on the tree of life. We need to do this systematically across all groups of organisms and because... more...