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  • The Beak of the Finchby Jonathan Weiner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory. For among the... more...

  • The Changing Role of the Embryo in Evolutionary Thoughtby Ron Amundson

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00

    Examines 200 years of scientific views on the evolution-development relationship from the perspective of evolutionary developmental biology. more...

  • Your Inner Fishby Neil Shubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New Afterword Why do we look the way we do? Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik , the ?fish with hands,? tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins,... more...

  • The Systems View of Lifeby Fritjof Capra; Pier Luigi Luisi

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    The first volume to integrate life's biological, cognitive, social, and ecological dimensions into a single, coherent framework. more...

  • At the Water's Edgeby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2014; Not Available

    Everybody Out of the Pond At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens today is an epic that we are only now beginning to grasp. Magnificent and bizarre, it is the story of how we got here, what we left... more...

  • The Walking Whalesby J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Hans Thewissen, a leading researcher in the field of whale paleontology and anatomy, gives a sweeping first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced in the record, whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that resembled tiny deer to carnivorous monsters stalking lakes and... more...

  • Why Evolution Is Trueby Jerry A. Coyne

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    "Coyne's knowledge of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his touch is light." -Richard Dawkins In the current debate about creationism and intelligent design, there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned-the evidence. Yet the proof of evolution by natural selection is vast, varied, and... more...

  • Principles of Evolutionary Medicineby Peter Gluckman; Alan Beedle; Mark Hanson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 48.99

    Evolutionary science is critical to an understanding of integrated human biology and is increasingly recognised as a core underpinning discipline by medical and public health professionals. Advances in the fields of genomics, epigenetics, developmental biology and epidemiology have led to the growing realisation that incorporating evolutionary thinking... more...

  • Sex, Size and Gender Rolesby Daphne J. Fairbairn; Wolf U. Blanckenhorn; Tamás Székely

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 64.99

    Why do males and females frequently differ so markedly in body size and morphology? Sex, Size, and Gender Roles is the first book to investigate the genetic, developmental, and physiological basis of sexual size dimorphism found within and among the major taxonomic groups of animals. Carefully edited by a team of world-renowned specialists in the field... 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...