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  • The Origins of Lifeby John Maynard Smith; Eors Szathmary

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 15.99

    In this fascinating book, John Maynard Smith and Eors Szathmary present an original picture of evolution. They propose that during evolution there have been a number of major transitions in the way in which information is passed between generations. These transitions include the appearance of the first replicating molecules, the emergence of co-operative... more...

  • Im Fokus: Strategien der Evolutionby Nadja Podbregar; Dieter Lohmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 13.69

    Die Autoren bringen Licht in die Mechanismen der Evolution und gehen der Frage nach, warum sie nicht nur Meister, sondern auch Versager hervorbringt. Der Band bietet tiefe Einblicke in biologische Phänomene und einen Überblick zum aktuellen Forschungsstand. more...

  • Deep Metazoan Phylogeny: The Backbone of the Tree of Lifeby J. Wolfgang Wägele; Thomas Bartolomaeus

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    The growing success of molecular methods has challenged traditional views of animal evolution and a large number of alternative hypotheses are hotly debated today. For the deep metazoan phylogeny project, data sets of hitherto unmatched quality and quantity were compiled and analysed with innovative bioinformatics tools. The book begins... more...

  • Evolutionary processes and theoryby Evitar Nevo

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Evolutionary Processes and Theory contains the proceedings of a workshop held in Israel in March 1985. Contributors explore evolutionary processes and theory and highlight advances in knowledge concerning differentiation, metabolic and immunological mechanisms, and the molecular biology of the genome. Issues that are being debated are also considered,... more...

  • Divine Action and Natural Selectionby Joseph Seckbach; Richard Gordon

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 52.00 US$ 47.32

    The debate between divine action, or faith, and natural selection, or science, is garnering tremendous interest. This book ventures well beyond the usual, contrasting American Protestant and atheistic points of view, and also includes the perspectives of Jews, Muslims, and Roman Catholics. It contains arguments from the various proponents of intelligent... more...

  • The Geographic Mosaic of Coevolutionby John N. Thompson

    University of Chicago Press 2005; US$ 35.00

    Coevolution?reciprocal evolutionary change in interacting species driven by natural selection?is one of the most important ecological and genetic processes organizing the earth's biodiversity: most plants and animals require coevolved interactions with other species to survive and reproduce. The Geographic Mosaic of Coevolution analyzes how the... more...

  • Key Transitions in Animal Evolutionby Rob Desalle; Bernd Schierwater

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 144.95

    Tackling one of the most difficult and delicate of the evolutionary questions, this challenging book summarizes the more recent results in phylogenetics and developmental biology that address the evolution of key innovations in metazoans. Divided into three sections, the first considers the phylogenetic issues involving this area of the tree of life... more...

  • Life and Processby Spyridon A. Koutroufinis

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    Alfred North Whitehead is arguably the most original 20th-century philosopher of nature and metaphysics. In recent decades a number of physicists have produced ground-breaking new theories in fundamental physics influenced by his process philosophy. In contrast, few biologists are even aware that Whitehead?s radical rethinking of the Cartesian... more...

  • 40 Years of Evolutionby Peter R. Grant; B. Rosemary Grant

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.50 US$ 47.77

    Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply , they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40... more...

  • Interaction and Coevolutionby John N. Thompson

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    ?It is not only the species that change evolutionarily through interactions . . . the interactions themselves also change.? Thus states John N. Thompson in the foreword to Interaction and Coevolution , the first title in his series of books exploring the relentless nature of evolution and the processes that shape the web of life. Originally published... more...