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  • Systematics and the Fossil Recordby Andrew B. Smith

    Wiley 2009; US$ 127.00 US$ 114.30

    This new text sets out to establish the key role played by systematics in deciphering patterns of evolution from the fossil record. It begins by considering the nature of the species in the fossil record and then outlines recent advances in the methodology used to establish phylogenetics relationships, stressing why fossil evidence can be crucial.... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Evolutionby Stanley A. Rice

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 102.00

    Evolutionary science is not only one of the greatest breakthroughs of modern science, but also one of the most controversial. Perhaps more than any other scientific area, evolutionary science has caused us all to question what we are, where we came from, and how we relate to the rest of the universe. Encyclopedia of Evolution contains more than 200... more...

  • Not by Designby John Reiss

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    More than two centuries ago, William Paley introduced his famous metaphor of the universe as a watch made by the Creator. For Paley, the exquisite structure of the universe necessitated a designer. Today, some 150 years since Darwin's On the Origin of Species was published, the argument of design is seeing a revival. This provocative work tells how... more...

  • Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biologyby Francisco J. Ayala; Robert Arp

    Wiley 2009; US$ 115.95 US$ 104.36

    This collection of specially commissioned essays puts top scholars head to head to debate the central issues in the lively and fast growing field of philosophy of biology Brings together original essays on ten of the most hotly debated questions in philosophy of biology Lively head-to-head debate format sharply defines the issues and paves the... more...

  • The Origin of Individualsby Jean-Jacques Kupiec

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 87.00 US$ 79.17

    In the 17th century, Descartes put forth the metaphor of the machine to explain the functioning of living beings. In the 18th century, La Mettrie extended the metaphor to man. The clock was then used as the paradigm of the machine. In the 20th century, this metaphor still held but the clock was replaced by a computer. Nowadays, the organism is viewed... more...

  • The Thin Bone Vaultby Fredric M Menger

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 66.00 US$ 60.06

    This book delves into one of the greatest riddles perplexing modern science: “Why are humans so smart?” In a format understandable even by the non-expert, the author investigates the origins of human intelligence, starting with classical Darwinian concepts. Thus, the strengths and beauty of natural selection are presented with many examples... more...

  • How Life Beganby Alexandre Meinesz; Daniel Simberloff

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The origin of life is a hotly debated topic. The Christian Bible states that God created the heavens and the Earth, all in about seven days roughly six thousand years ago. This episode in Genesis departs markedly from scientific theories developed over the last two centuries which hold that life appeared on Earth about 3.5 billion years ago in... more...

  • The Nature of Lifeby Mark A. Bedau; Carol E. Cleland

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 128.00

    Introduces a broad range of scientific and philosophical issues about life through the original historical and contemporary sources. more...

  • Evolution in the Antipodesby Tom Frame

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    Charles Darwin liked and loathed Australia. The father of evolution paid the continent a flying visit during in 1836, and was glad to put the place behind him. Yet Australia's astonishing wildlife influenced him deeply, and his revolutionary theories still resonate profoundly in Australian society. Two hundred years after Darwin's birth, at... more...

  • Life Ascendingby Nick Lane

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    Winner of the 2010 Royal Society Prize for science books Powerful new research methods are providing fresh and vivid insights into the makeup of life. Comparing gene sequences, examining the atomic structure of proteins and looking into the geochemistry of rocks have all helped to explain creation and evolution in more detail than ever before.... more...