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Evolution

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  • Evolution: A Very Short Introductionby Brian Charlesworth; Deborah Charlesworth

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This book is about the crucial role of evolutionary biology in transforming our view of human origins and relation to the universe, and the impact of this idea on traditional philosophy and religion. It explains the most important basic findings and procedures in the area, and how it has developed since the first publications of Darwin and Wallace... more...

  • Phylogenetic Analysis of DNA Sequencesby Michael M. Miyamoto; Joel Cracraft

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 239.99 US$ 206.39

    With increasing frequency, systematic and evolutionary biologists have turned to the techniques of molecular biology to complement their traditional morphological and anatomical approaches to questions of the historical relationship and descent among groups of animals and plants. In particular, the comparative analysis of DNA sequences is becoming... more...

  • Natural Selectionby George C. Williams

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    In this work, George C. Williams--one of evolutionary biology's most distinguished scholars--examines the mechanisms and meaning of natural selection in evolution. Williams offers his own perspective on modern evolutionary theory, including discussions of the gene as the unit of selection, clade selection and macroevolution, diversity within and among... more...

  • Natural Hybridization and Evolutionby Michael L. Arnold

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.10

    This study includes data from sources which support the paradigm of natural hybridization as an important evolutionary process. It presents evidence of a significant role for natural hybridization in furthering adaptive evolution and evolutionary diversification in both plants and animals. more...

  • Energyby Frank Niele

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 102.50

    Energy: Engine of Evolution is a compelling book that provides a compact history of energy over the last four billion years, with the aim of creating a sound basis to understanding the possible futures of the energy industry. It describes the role that energy has played in the evolution of nature and culture, the impact it has had on the world over... more...

  • Evolutionby Scientific American

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    From the Scopes ?Monkey Trial? of 1925 to the court ruling against the Dover Area School Board?s proposed intelligent design curriculum in 2005, few scientific topics have engendered as much controversy?or grabbed as many headlines?as evolution. And since the debate shows no signs of abating, there is perhaps no better time to step back and ask:... more...

  • On the Origin of Speciesby Charles Darwin; Gillian Beer

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. The present edition provides a detailed discussion of his theories and adds an account of the responses of readers to the book on first publication. These cast light on recent controversies, such as questions of design and descent. more...

  • Experimental Evolutionby Theodore Garland; Michael R. Rose

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 55.00 US$ 44.00

    Experimental approaches to evolution provide indisputable evidence of evolution by directly observing the process at work. Experimental evolution deliberately duplicates evolutionary processes?forcing life histories to evolve, producing adaptations to stressful environmental conditions, and generating lineage splitting to create incipient species.... more...

  • Making Sense of Evolutionby Massimo Pigliucci; Jonathan Kaplan

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Making Sense of Evolution explores contemporary evolutionary biology, focusing on the elements of theories?selection, adaptation, and species?that are complex and open to multiple possible interpretations, many of which are incompatible with one another and with other accepted practices in the discipline. Particular experimental methods, for example,... more...

  • The Coevolutionary Processby John N. Thompson

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Traditional ecological approaches to species evolution have frequently studied too few species, relatively small areas, and relatively short time spans. In The Coevolutionary Process, John N. Thompson advances a new conceptual approach to the evolution of species interactions?the geographic mosaic theory of coevolution. Thompson demonstrates how... more...