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Evolution

  • Basics in Human Evolutionby Michael P Muehlenbein

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 120.00

    Basics in Human Evolution offers a broad view of evolutionary biology and medicine. The book is written for a non-expert audience, providing accessible and convenient content that will appeal to numerous readers across the interdisciplinary field. From evolutionary theory, to the cultural evolution, this book fills gaps in the readers? knowledge... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Farbpräferenzen bei Stachellosen Bienen und Hummelnby Jessica Bossems

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 59.99

    Jessica Bossems entwickelt ein völlig neues Verfahren zum Prüfen spontaner Farbpräferenzen von Bienen und testet es erfolgreich im Freiland an Stachellosen Bienen in Brasilien und unter Laborbedingungen an Hummeln in Deutschland. Bienen gehören zu den wichtigsten Bestäubern von Blütenpflanzen, wobei die Detektion ihrer Blüten oftmals über visuelle... 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 US$ 31.96

    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$ 11.98

    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 history,... more...

  • The Calculus of Lifeby Andrés Moya

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book explores the exciting world of theoretical biology and is divided into three sections. The first section examines the roles played by renowned scientists such as Jacob, Monod, Rosen, Turing, von Bertalanffy, Waddington and Woodger in developing the field of theoretical biology. The second section, aided with numerous examples, supports the... 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...