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  • Divine Action and Natural Selectionby Joseph Seckbach; Richard Gordon

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 52.00

    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

    The Cartesian metaphysical background of most contemporary bio-scientists limits their ability to understand the uniqueness of biological processes. The authors of this volume explore the viability of process ontology for increasing our understanding of core concepts of biology such as organism, evolution, and teleology. The book presents... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.50

    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...

  • Going Apeby Brandon Haught

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 24.95

    Before William Jennings Bryan successfully prosecuted John Scopes in the infamous ?Scopes Monkey Trial,? he was a prominent antievolution agitator in Florida. In Going Ape, Brandon Haught tells the riveting story of how the war over teaching evolution began and unfolded in Florida, one of the nation?s bellwether states. It still simmers just below... more...

  • The Strategy of the Genesby C.H. Waddington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1957, this essential classic work bridged the gap between analytical and theoretical biology, thus setting the insights of the former in a context which more sensitively reflects the ambiguities surrounding many of its core concepts and objectives. Specifically, these five essays are concerned with some of the major problems of... more...

  • On the Origin of Autonomyby Bernd Rosslenbroich

    Springer International Publishing 2014; Not Available

    This book examines important questions in evolutionary biology, including how evolutionary innovations are generated and the origin of new constructional principles and new organs. It also scrutinizes the beginning of the major evolutionary transitions. more...

  • The Evolutionist at Largeby Grant Allen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian writer Grant Allen gained prominence as an ardent defender of Darwin's theory of evolution. In this volume, a select group of Allen's writings on the topic of evolution are presented. They range in tone from serious to lighthearted and take the form of essays, poems, and vignettes. more...