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- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 182.00
The plot of a novel is expected to move purposefully toward an ending. Until the 19th century, processes within a reality believed to have been created by God were also understood to work in this way. As a result, novels claimed to represent reality through their purposefulness. Because of Charles Darwin, this world outlook entered a state of crisis.... more...
- Nottingham University Press 2011; US$ 21.95
Is time travel possible? What happens when we die? Do UFOs exist? This book poses 18 significant questions about life and attempts to provide reasonable, empirical answers. Assessing the available evidence instead of relying on supernatural approaches, this popular science book reaches possible conclusions while providing explanations to scientific... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00
Examines 200 years of scientific views on the evolution-development relationship from the perspective of evolutionary developmental biology. more...
- Royal Society of Chemistry 2007; US$ 195.00
The issue of male germ line mutagenesis and the effects on developmental defects in the next generation has become increasingly high profile over recent years. Mutations are thought to be becoming more prevalent as a result of: exposure to chemicals in the environment, anti cancer regimes that use genotoxic agents and assisted conception techniques.... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 209.00
Three major aspects that distinguish this book are that (1) it contains the most detailed analysis of the sexual reproduction (oogenesis, fertilization and embryonic incubation) in a particular phylum of the aquatic invertebrates (Bryozoa) ever made; this analysis is based on an exhaustive review of the literature on that topic published over the last... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 64.99
Temperature impacts the behaviour, physiology and ecology of all organisms more than any other abiotic variable. In this book, the author draws on theory from the more general discipline of evolutionary ecology to foster a fresh approach toward a theory of thermal adaptation. - ;Temperature profoundly impacts both the phenotypes and distributions of... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 74.99
More and more data indicate that evolution has resulted in lineages consisting of mosaics of genes derived from different ancestors. It is therefore becoming increasingly clear that the tree is an inadequate metaphor of evolutionary change. In this book, Arnold promotes the 'web-of-life' metaphor as a more appropriate representation of evolutionary... 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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 176.00
This highly interdisciplinary book discusses the phenomenon of life, including its origin and evolution (and also human cultural evolution), against the background of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and information theory. Among the central themes is the seeming contradiction between the second law of thermodynamics and the high degree of order... more...