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

    Wiley 2009; US$ 115.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Darwin's Cameraby Phillip Prodger

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    Darwin's Camera tells the extraordinary story of how Charles Darwin helped revolutionize the way that photographs are used in books. In his Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1871), Darwin introduced the idea of using photographs to illustrate a scientific theory--his was the first photographically-illustrated science book ever published.... more...

  • The Origin of Individualsby Jean-Jacques Kupiec

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 87.00

    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

    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...

  • Trilobiteby Richard Fortey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    With Trilobite , Richard Fortey, paleontologist and author of the acclaimed Life, offers a marvelously written, smart and compelling, accessible and witty scientific narrative of the most ubiquitous of fossil creatures. Trilobites were shelled animals that lived in the oceans over five hundred million years ago. As bewilderingly diverse then as... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 124.00

    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...