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Evolution

  • 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...

  • Darwin on Evolutionby Charles Darwin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Lebenby Nick Lane; Ilona Hauser

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 45.79

    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... 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...

  • Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theoryby James A.R. Marshall

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Social behavior has long puzzled evolutionary biologists, since the classical theory of natural selection maintains that individuals should not sacrifice their own fitness to affect that of others. Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory argues that a theory first presented in 1963 by William D. Hamilton?inclusive fitness theory?provides the... more...

  • The Vital Questionby Nick Lane

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 26.67

    Why is life the way it is? Bacteria evolved into complex life just once in four billion years of life on earth - and all complex life shares many strange properties, from sex to ageing and death. If life evolved on other planets, would it be the same or completely different? In The Vital Question, Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary... 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...

  • How to Clone a Mammothby Beth Shapiro

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth , Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing... more...

  • Darwin heuteby Peter-Michael Kaiser; Martin Neukamm; Bernulf Kanitscheider; Harald Lesch; Martin Neukamm; Peter Schuster; Charlotte Störmer; Eckart Voland; Gerhard Vollmer

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 114.48

    Was hat Darwins Evolutionstheorie aus dem 19.Jh. mit der Erzeugung maßgeschneiderter Moleküle im Reagenzglas, mit der Enstehung des Universums oder regenerativer Medizin zu tun? Die Antwort gibt dieses Buch, indem es aufzeigt, dass die Darwinschen Gedanken auch außerhalb der Biologie Einzug in die modernen Wissenschaften gehalten haben. Die Autoren... more...