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- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 26.85
Wie entstand das Leben? Woher stammt die DNS? Warum sterben wir? In den vergangenen Jahrzehnten haben bahnbrechende Forschungen neue Einsichten in die Enstehung und das Wesen des Lebens geliefert.Aufbauend auf den neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen rekonstruiert der Biochemiker Nick Lane die Geschichte des Lebens auf der Erde, indem er die zehn... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00
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 a new philosophical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00
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... more...
- 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...
- Springer 2014; US$ 129.00
This volume describes features of autonomy and integrates them into the recent discussion of factors in evolution. In recent years ideas about major transitions in evolution are undergoing a revolutionary change. They include questions about the origin of evolutionary innovation, their genetic and epigenetic background, the role of the phenotype and... 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...
- Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 7.28
Charles Darwin was the epitome of the Victorian gentleman amateur scientist, living entirely off inherited wealth and the income from his books. At the same time, however, he was the most professional scientist of his day. Darwin's life is full of contrast. In his youth, he seemed likely to become a wastrel, yet he became a hard-working and renowned... 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...