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Evolution

  • 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...

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

    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...

  • Life and Processby Spyridon A. Koutroufinis

    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...

  • The Strategy of the Genesby C.H. Waddington

    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...

  • Going Apeby Brandon Haught

    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...

  • On the Origin of Autonomyby Bernd Rosslenbroich

    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...

  • 40 Years of Evolutionby Peter R. Grant; B. Rosemary Grant

    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...

  • The Essential Darwinby John Gribbin; Mary Gribbin

    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...

  • Deep Metazoan Phylogeny: The Backbone of the Tree of Lifeby Thomas Bartolomaeus; J. Wolfgang Wägele

    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...

  • Kant?s Theory of Biologyby Eric Watkins; Ina Goy

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Kant?s theory of biology has emerged as an important field of study within Kant scholarship. The volume Kant?s Theory of Biology contains 15 essays by leading international Kant scholars and philosophers of biology. Topics discussed include 17th- and 18th-century biological theories, the development of Kant?s views on biology, the teleology of nature... more...