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- HarperCollins UK 2002; US$ 19.95
Sixty-five million years ago the dinosaurs were destroyed in a mass extinction event that could not have been predicted. Out of the devastation, new life developed and the world regained its natural equilibrium. Until now. Scientists, employing radically new perspectives on the science of life, are beginning to uncover signs of similar event on the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on Venus appeared harsh and insupportable of life, composed of a toxic atmosphere and oceans of acid -- until scientists concluded that Earth's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 241.00
This text celebrates, in four volumes, the bicentenary of the "Philosophical Magazine" and chronicles the history of scientific development as chonicled in its pages. Each volume previews a 50 year period and contains not only classical works but also papers of an amusing controversial nature. Commentaries preceding each part set the papers... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 13.95
The date is January 11, 1911 . A young German paleontologist, accompanied only by a guide, a cook, four camels, and a couple of camel drivers, reaches the lip of the vast Bahariya Depression after a long trek across the bleak plateau of the western desert of Egypt. The scientist, Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach, hopes to find fossil evidence... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 74.99
In Genes, Categories and Species, Jody Hey provides an enlightening new solution to one of biology's most ironic and perplexing puzzles. When Darwin showed that life evolves, and that it does so by natural selection, he transformed our understanding of living things. But the very question Darwin addressed-the nature of species-continues to pose an... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 29.99
Offers an investigation of the basis of life itself. By defining and explaining autonomous agents and work in the contexts of thermodynamics and of information theory, this work explores the requirements for the emergence of a general biology that transcends terrestrial biology to seek laws governing biospheres anywhere in the cosmos. more...
- Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 209.99
1. Introduction: A Classic Confrontation and Its Interpretations 2. Cuvier and Geoffroy: Collaborators on a New Science 3. "Le Legislateur de la Science"" Cuvier and Functionalist Anatomy 4. Geoffroy and the Emergence of Philosophical Anatomy 5. The Battle Lines are Drawn: 1820-1829 6. The Debate Before the Academie 7. Beyond the Academie: The Many... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
In this dynamic account, award-winning science writer Ann Gibbons chronicles an extraordinary quest to answer the most primal of questions: When and where was the dawn of humankind?Following four intensely competitive international teams of scientists in a heated race to find the ?missing link??the fossil of the earliest human ancestor?Gibbons ventures... more...