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- 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...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 109.80
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...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
One of evolution?s fundamental questions is how the skein of life on Earth remains unbroken yet is constantly renewed by new species. What accounts for the scientific paradox that all organisms and species are ephemeral, and yet life endures, yielding more advanced players in nature?s eternal play? In this riveting work, renowned scientist Niles Eldredge... more...
- Michelle Anderson Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95
Genetics, the very blueprint of life on Earth, is constantly adapting and re-expressing itself in an ongoing interplay with the environment, mind and consciousness. The old way of looking at genetics was that we just got dealt a genetic hand by nature and we were either lucky or unlucky in what we got dealt. We are now coming to understand that this... more...
- Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 13.99
Figures of a Changing World offers a dramatic new account of cultural change, an account based on the distinction between two familiar rhetorical figures, metonymy and metaphor. The book treats metonymy as the basic organizing trope of traditional culture and metaphor as the basic organizing trope of modern culture. On the one hand, metonymies present... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 34.22
Von den wissenschaftlichen Weltanschauungen des 19. Jahrhunderts ist im frühen 21. Jahrhundert einzig der Darwinismus noch populär und expansiv. Der Band zeigt: Die evolutionistischen Deutungsmuster haben sich - beflügelt durch den spektakulären Erfolg der Genetik - auch in Gebieten ausgebreitet, die zuvor den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaftlern vorbehalten... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 32.10
We all know about natural selection and the so-called survival of the fittest, which governs how evolution preserves useful adaptations in each subsequent generation of a species. Unfortunately, random change alone could not have produced life as we know it – the maths don't add up, according to cutting-edge research by Andreas Wagner in the revolutionary... more...
- CRC Press 2014; US$ 99.95
Morphodynamics is defined as the unique interaction among environment, functional morphology, developmental constraints, phylogeny, and time?all of which shape the evolution of life. These fabricational patterns and similarities owe their regularity not to a detailed genetic program, but to extrinsic factors, which may be mechanical, chemical, or... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 115.00
Explore and analyze the solutions of mathematical models from diverse disciplines As biology increasingly depends on data, algorithms, and models, it has become necessary to use a computing language, such as the user-friendly MapleTM, to focus more on building and analyzing models as opposed to configuring tedious calculations. Explorations of... more...