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- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 196.00
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 at the base... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
Kant?s theory of biology has emerged as an important field of study within Kant scholarship. The volume Kant?s Theory of Biology contains 15 essays by leading international Kant scholars and philosophers of biology. Topics discussed include 17th- and 18th-century biological theories, the development of Kant?s views on biology, the teleology of nature... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 24.99
Charles Darwin?s most famous book On the Origin of Species is without question, one of the most important books ever written. While even the grandest works of Victorian English can prove difficult to modern readers, Darwin wrote his text in haste and under intense pressure. For an era in which Darwin is more talked about than read, Daniel Duzdevich... more...
- 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...
- Quest Books 2014; US$ 26.95
By denying evolution altogether, says quantum physicist Amit Goswani, intelligent design believers fly in the face of scientific data. But the idea of intelligent design does contain substance that neo-Darwinists cannot ignore. Goswani posits that consciousness, not matter, is the primary force in the universe. Biology must come to terms with feeling,... 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...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 166.00
Drawing on expertise from around the world, this volume identifies our current state of knowledge about the behavior and physiology of root herbivores. In particular, this work describes prevailing concepts and theories based on historical and current literature and identifies what new technologies and approaches are available to researchers in the... more...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 29.99
There exists an undeniable chasm between the capacities of humans and those of animals, but what exactly is the difference between our minds and theirs? In The Gap , psychologist Thomas Suddendorf provides a definitive account of what makes human minds unique and how this disparity arose. He proposes that two innovations account for all of the ways... more...