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  • The Shape of Lifeby Rudolf A. Raff

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 43.00

    Rudolf Raff is recognized as a pioneer in evolutionary developmental biology. In their 1983 book, Embryos, Genes, and Evolution , Raff and co-author Thomas Kaufman proposed a synthesis of developmental and evolutionary biology. In The Shape of Life , Raff analyzes the rise of this new experimental discipline and lays out new research questions,... more...

  • Playing the Genetic Hand Life Dealt Youby Craig Hassed

    Michelle Anderson Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Genetics, the very blueprint of life on Earth, is constantly adapting and re-expressing itself in an ongoing interplay with the environment, mind and consciousness. The old way of looking at genetics was that we just got dealt a genetic hand by nature and we were either lucky or unlucky in what we got dealt. We are now coming to understand that this... more...

  • From Aristotle's Teleology to Darwin's Genealogyby Marco Solinas; Anthony Sholto-Douglas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    From Aristotle to Darwin, from ancient teleology to contemporary genealogies, this book offers an overview of the birth and then persistence of Aristotle's framework into modernity, until its radical overthrow by the evolutionary revolution. more...

  • The Politics of Evolutionby David F. Prindle

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The controversy over teaching evolution or creationism in American public schools offers a policy paradox. Two sets of values?science and democracy?are in conflict when it comes to the question of what to teach in public school biology classes. Prindle illuminates this tension between American public opinion, which clearly prefers that creationism... more...

  • Darwin on Evolutionby Charles Darwin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 0.00

    The father of evolution imbibed history with his controversial book On the Origin of Species . As a young scientist studying natural history, Charles Darwin set out on the HMS Beagle for a five-year voyage that would bring him in contact with animal species, plant species, and rock formations all over the world. This voyage established him as an... more...

  • Luck or Cunning?by Samuel Butler

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Though today best remembered as a satirist and novelist, British author Samuel Butler was also deeply involved in the scientific debates of his day. In this volume of essays, Butler mounts a compelling alternative theory to the Darwinian model that was starting to gain traction at the time. more...

  • Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Functionby Samraat Pawar; Guy Woodward; Anthony I. Dell

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 219.00

    The theme of this volume is Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function. Advances in Ecological Research is one of the most successful series in the highly competitive field of ecology Each volume publishes topical and important reviews, interpreting ecology as widely as in the past, to include all material that contributes to our understanding... more...

  • The Runes of Evolutionby Simon Conway Morris

    Templeton Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    How did human beings acquire imaginations that can conjure up untrue possibilities? How did the Universe become self-aware? In The Runes of Evolution , Simon Conway Morris revitalizes the study of evolution from the perspective of convergence, providing us with compelling new evidence to support the mounting scientific view that the history of life... more...

  • The Evolutionary Trajectoryby Richard L Coren

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 79.95

    Bringing together a cybernetic analysis of changing systems, the study of organic evolution, thermodynamics, paleontology, and information theory, Coren argues that evolution is a single process beginning with the Big Bang, continuing with organic change on earth and the growth of civilizations, and extending through to the technological accomplishments... more...

  • On the Origin of Species, 1859by Charles Darwin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 435.00

    On the Origin of Species caused an uproar when it was first published in 1859. Darwin's theory was that species had evolved from simpler organisms by natural selection acting upon the variability of populations. This view was directly opposed to the doctrine of special creation by God and angered the Church and Victorian public opinion. This volume... more...