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- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 94.99
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...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 85.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99
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...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 55.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 94.00
As recently seen by the Kitzmiller vs. Dover case, the evolution versus creation debate never goes away. The best way to understand these debates is to read the arguments of the individuals involved. This reference work provides over 40 of the most important documents to help readers understand the debate in the eyes of the people of the time. Each... more...