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Evolution

  • The Arrival of the Fittestby Andreas Wagner

    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...

  • Morphodynamicsby Adolf Seilacher; Alan D. Gishlick

    Taylor and Francis 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...

  • Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with Mapleby Mazen Shahin

    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...

  • Trotzdem Genialby Heinrich Zankl; Katja Betz

    Wiley 2014; US$ 21.95

    Wußten Sie, dass Albert Einstein Autist und der Erfinder der Glühbirne, Thomas Edison, von Geburt an schwerhörig war? Spitzenforschung pur gepaart mit menschlichen Schicksalen - unglaublich spannend. more...

  • Eco-Evolutionary Dynamicsby Jordi Moya-Laraño; Jennifer Rowntree; Guy Woodward

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 219.00

    The theme of this volume is to discuss Eco-evolutionary Dynamics. Updates and informs the reader on the latest research findings Written by leading experts in the field Highlights areas for future investigation more...

  • Darwin's Diceby Curtis Johnson

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    For evolutionary biologists, the concept of chance has always played a significant role in the formation of evolutionary theory. As far back as Greek antiquity, chance and "luck" were understood to be key factors in the evolution of the natural world. Emphasizing chance is an entire way of thinking about nature, and it is also one of the... more...

  • Lebenby Nick Lane

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 48.90

    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...

  • Life and Habitby Samuel Butler

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though his most popular works were novels, the British author Samuel Butler was also deeply engaged in the scientific community of his time. Originally, he was a strong supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution, but after digging into the research, Butler identified several problems with Darwin's model. Butler's objections are laid out... more...

  • The Evolutionist at Largeby Grant Allen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian writer Grant Allen gained prominence as an ardent defender of Darwin's theory of evolution. In this volume, a select group of Allen's writings on the topic of evolution are presented. They range in tone from serious to lighthearted and take the form of essays, poems, and vignettes. more...

  • Unveiling Man's Origins (Routledge Revivals)by L. S. B. Leakey; Vanne Morris Goodall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...