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  • The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biologyby Erik Svensson; Ryan Calsbeek

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 67.99

    The 'Adaptive Landscape' has been a central concept in population genetics and evolutionary biology since this powerful metaphor was first formulated by Sewall Wright in 1932. Eighty years later, it has become a central framework in evolutionary quantitative genetics, selection studies in natural populations, and in studies of ecological speciation... more...

  • Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systemsby Rama S. Singh; Jianping Xu; Rob J. Kulathinal

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 72.99

    Ever since the pioneering work of Darwin and Wallace, evolutionary biologists have attempted to understand the evolutionary dynamics of genetic systems. A range of theories on evolutionary ratesfrom static to gradual to punctuated to quantumhave been developed, primarily by comparing morphological changes over geological timescales as described in... more...

  • The Extended Phenotypeby Richard Dawkins; Daniel Dennett

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 17.99

    By the best selling author of The Selfish Gene 'This entertaining and thought-provoking book is an excellent illustration of why the study of evolution is in such an exciting ferment these days.' Science 'The Extended Phenotype is a sequel to The Selfish Gene . . . he writes so clearly it could be understood by anyone prepared to make the... more...

  • The Hologenome Conceptby Eugene Rosenberg; Ilana Zilber-Rosenberg

    Springer 2014; US$ 189.00

    Groundbreaking research over the last 10 years has given rise to the hologenome concept of evolution. This concept posits that the holobiont (host plus all of its associated microorganisms) and its hologenome (sum of the genetic information of the host and its symbiotic microorganisms), acting in concert, function as a unique biological entity and... more...

  • Darwin's Diceby Curtis Johnson

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    For evolutionary biologists, the concept of chance has always played a significant role in the formation of evolutionary theory. As far back as Greek antiquity, chance and "luck" were understood to be key factors in the evolution of the natural world. Emphasizing chance is an entire way of thinking about nature, and it is also one of the... more...

  • Vom Faustkeil zum Internetby Rolf W. Meyer

    humboldt 2010; US$ 11.71

    Die Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen ?auf den Punkt gebrachtEin leicht verständliches Nachschlagewerk?Woher kommen wir?? ?Wer sind wir???Wohin gehen wir?? ? Dieses Buch beschreibt anschaulich und in leicht verständlicher Form die faszinierende Evolution des Menschen ? von den Anfängen in den afrikanischen Savannen bis in die Gegenwart und mit einem... more...

  • Unveiling Man's Origins (Routledge Revivals)by L. S. B. Leakey; Vanne Morris Goodall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1969, the aim of this book is to tell the story of the major discoveries which have been made and the attitude of the world at large to these discoveries during the ten decades since Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859. For anyone interested in man's past and in understanding the significance of each new discovery... more...

  • Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Cultureby Harry Berger Jr.

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Figures of a Changing World offers a dramatic new account of cultural change, an account based on the distinction between two familiar rhetorical figures, metonymy and metaphor. The book treats metonymy as the basic organizing trope of traditional culture and metaphor as the basic organizing trope of modern culture. On the one hand, metonymies present... more...

  • Darwin's Spectreby Michael R. Rose

    Princeton University Press 2000; US$ 29.95

    Extending the human life-span past 120 years. The "green" revolution. Evolution and human psychology. These subjects make today's newspaper headlines. Yet much of the science underlying these topics stems from a book published nearly 140 years ago--Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species . Far from an antique idea restricted to the nineteenth century,... more...

  • Life's Solutionby Simon Conway Morris

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    A controversial challenge to current views of evolution, for the general reader. more...