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Evolution

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  • Creatures of Accidentby Wallace Arthur

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 22.99

    The most important aspect of evolution, from a philosophical viewpoint, is the rise of complex, advanced creatures from simple, primitive ones. This "vertical" dimension of evolution has been downplayed in both the specialist and popular literature on evolution, in large part because it was in the past associated with unsavory political views. The... more...

  • The Reason Whyby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.27

    Does one planet really matter among the immensity of the Cosmos? John Gribbin is here to persuade us that it does. In this ground-breaking and provocative new book Gribbin argues that we owe our existence to the impact of a 'supercomet' with Venus 600 million years ago. But this is only part of the story, just one of the astronomical and geophysical... more...

  • Evolutionby Carl Zimmer

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    Carl Zimmer tells the story of the theory of evolution from Darwin's journey on the Beagle to the controversies of modern evolutionary theory, the understanding of the lethal resurgence of antibiotic resistant diseases and the wave of species extinctions that face us today. The result is a wonderfully accessible account of a remarkable scientific journey,... more...

  • Life's Grandeurby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    In his characteristically iconoclastic and original way, Stephen Jay Gould argues that progress and increasing complexity are not inevitable features of the evolution of life on Earth. Further, if we wish to see grandeur in life, we must discard our selfish and anthropocentric view of evolution and learn to see it as Darwin did, as the random but unfathomably... more...

  • Why Geese Don't Get Obese (And We Do)by Eric P. Widmaier

    Henry Holt and Co. 1999; US$ 8.99

    What drives us to eat and accounts for different appetites? Why is breathing at high altitudes easy for birds and difficult for humans? Why do animals have two sets of sensory organs--eyes, ears, nostrils, etc...? In Why Geese Don't Get Obese , physiologist Eric Widmaier describes the astonishing ways humans and other creatures have adapted to... more...

  • Evolution and Beliefby Robert J. Asher

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Asher draws on his experiences as a paleontologist and a religious believer, arguing that science does not contradict religious belief. more...

  • Evolution: Teach Yourselfby James Napier

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 13.99

    Outlining the major arguments, evidence and theorists, from Darwin to Dawkins, Teach Yourself Evolution will give you a thorough understanding of a doctrine that has provoked fierce debate for over 150 years. more...

  • Darwin and Evolutionby James Napier

    Hodder Education 2011; US$ 11.18

    The answers you need. Now. more...

  • The Mythology of Evolutionby Chris Bateman

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 17.99

    This book liberates evolution from misrepresentative scientific myths to find a more nuanced vision of life that shows how advantages persist, trust is beneficial, and the diversity of species emerges. more...

  • Creationby Adam Rutherford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27

    'You will not find a better, more balanced or up-to-date take on either the origin of life or synthetic biology. Essential reading' Observer Creation by Adam Rutherford tells the entire spellbinding story of life in two gripping narratives. 'Prepare to be astounded. There are moments when this book is so gripping it reads like a thriller'... more...