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- 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...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
This is the first scholarly book on the antelope that dominates the savanna ecosystems of eastern and southern Africa. It presents a synthesis of research conducted over a span of fifty years, mainly on the wildebeest in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti ecosystems, where eighty percent of the world?s wildebeest population lives. Wildebeest and other grazing... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 60.00
Homology?a similar trait shared by different species and derived from common ancestry, such as a seal?s fin and a bird?s wing?is one of the most fundamental yet challenging concepts in evolutionary biology. This groundbreaking book provides the first mechanistically based theory of what homology is and how it arises in evolution. Günter Wagner, one... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95
The possibility of direct interfacing between biological and technological information devices could result in a merger of mind and machine - Ultimate Computing . This book, a thorough consideration of this idea, involves a number of disciplines, including biochemistry, cognitive science, computer science, engineering, mathematics, microbiology, molecular... more...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 26.99
Why Earth?s life-friendly climate makes it exceptional—and what that means for the likelihood of finding intelligent extraterrestrial life We have long fantasized about finding life on planets other than our own. Yet even as we become aware of the vast expanses beyond our solar system, it remains clear that Earth is exceptional. The question is:... more...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 19.99
“Bold and provocative… Regenesis tells of recent advances that may soon yield endless supplies of renewable energy, increased longevity and the return of long-extinct species.?— New Scientist In Regenesis , Harvard biologist George Church and science writer Ed Regis explore the possibilities—and perils—of the emerging field of synthetic biology.... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 23.95
Since its genesis in 1980, Crosby Arboretum in southern Mississippi has attracted international recognition for its contributions to architecture, biology, and landscape design. Now owned and operated by Mississippi State University, Crosby is the first fully realized ecologically designed arboretum in the United States and the premier native plant... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
Don't drain the swamp! Man's traditional response to swamps, marshes and bogs has been to drain them. But wetlands are not wastelands. Coastal marshes are among the world's most productive ecosystems. They make many commercial fisheries possible and protect coasts from floods and storm surges. Wetlands are pollution filters, water reservoirs. They... more...