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- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 37.50
Scientific progress often sparks disputes about the meaning of a discovery, the research methods, and the possible uses of new technology. From the debate about teaching evolution in public schools to the modern controversies of ownership that arise in the context of gene patenting and medical tissues, there have been many ethical and religious arguments... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 69.99
Animal Evolution provides a comprehensive analysis of the evolutionary interrelationships and myriad diversity of the Animal Kingdom. It reviews the classical, morphological information from structure and embryology, as well as the new data gained from studies using immune stainings of nerves and muscles and blastomere markings which makes it possible... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 49.99
Pillars of Evolution provides a fresh and provocative perspective on adaptive evolution. Readers new to the study of evolution will find a refreshing new insight that establishes evolutionary biology as a rigorous and predictive science, whilst practicing biologists will discover a provocative book that challenges traditional approaches. The book begins... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 11.99
Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell. They are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental for driving complex life on the planet. But there is much more to them than that. Mitochondria have their own DNA, with their own small collection... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 16.95
What would alien visitors in the far future, piecing together the history of earth, find of our brief reign? What clues will we leave? What fossils? Just as we have gained knowledge of the past, of ancient climates and the activities of creatures long dead, so too might they decode the rocks. The Earth After Us takes a novel approach to show how geologists... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 13.87
Seit mehr als einem Jahrhundert sind die Naturforscher nun schon damit beschäftigt, die vielfältigen Formen des Lebens in ihre kleinsten Bausteine zu zerlegen. Für die Herausbildung der Formenvielfalt machen sie seit Darwin ein einziges Grundprinzip verantwortlich: die Konkurrenz.Ihren Theorien über die Bedeutung der natürlichen Auslese und das Überleben... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 49.95
The function of scientific research is promoting the understanding of the world around us. In theory, anyway, the more we learn, the more potential we have of making our lives better. Thus, we have seen research in electronics provide us with computers, research in chemistry provide us with all manner of synthetics, and research in agriculture provide... more...