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  • What Is Natural?by Jan Sapp

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 23.99

    During the late 1960s and 1970s, massive herds of poisonous crown-of-thorns starfish suddenly began to infest coral reef communities around the world, leaving in their wake devastation comparable to a burnt-out rainforest. In What is Natural?, Jan Sapp both examines this ecological catastrophe and captures the intense debate among scientists about... more...

  • Evolution by Associationby Jan Sapp

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 41.99

    Our evolution and that of all plants and animals is not thought to be due solely to the gradual accumulation of gene changes within species. Symbiosis is at the root of our being. This book is a systematic history of this emerging field and gives an account of the growth of a biological idea. more...

  • Microbial Phylogeny and Evolutionby Jan Sapp

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 79.99

    The extent of lateral gene transfer among diverse microbes has effectively broken down the concept of species when we seek to apply it to the microbial world. This book brings together workers to try to reach an accomodation and consensus on the outline of how cellular life has evolved. more...

  • Beyond the Geneby Jan Sapp

    Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 169.99

    1. Defining the Organism. 2. Constructing Heredity. 3. Challenging the Nuclear Monopoly of the Cell in Germany. 4. T.M. Sonneborn: Making Plasmagenes in America. 5. Boris Ephrussi and the Birth of Genetics in France. 6. The Cold War in Genetics. 7. Problems with "Master Molecules". 8. Patterns of Power more...

  • The New Foundations of Evolutionby Jan Sapp

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 37.99

    Foreword Preface 1. Animal, Vegetable or Mineral? 2. Microbes First 3. The Germ of Phylogeny 4. Creatures Void of Form 5. About Chaos 6. Kingdoms at Biology's Borders 7. The Prokaryote and the Eukaryote 8. On the Unity of Life 9. Symbiotic Complexity 10. The Morning of Molecular Phylogenetics 11. Roots in the Genetic Code 12. A Third Form of Life... more...

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