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Evolution

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  • Sex at Dawnby Christopher Ryan; Cacilda Jetha

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.49

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science?as well as religious and cultural institutions?has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and... more...

  • A Planet of Virusesby Carl Zimmer

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 12.00

    Viruses are the smallest living things known to science, yet they hold the entire planet in their sway. We are most familiar with the viruses that give us colds or the flu, but viruses also cause a vast range of other diseases, including one disorder that makes people sprout branch-like growths as if they were trees. Viruses have been a part of our... more...

  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around... 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...

  • Animal Species and Their Evolutionby Arthur J. Cain

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.50

    Long before Charles Darwin undertook his first voyage, animal taxonomists had begun the scientific classification of animals, plants, and minerals. In the mid-1950s, taxonomist A. J. Cain summarized the state of knowledge about the structure of the living world in his major book Animal Species and Their Evolution . His work remains remarkably current... more...

  • The Ostrich Communal Nesting Systemby Brian C.R. Bertram

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    As the study of cooperative breeding systems expands, a number of key species form the examples that underpin our general understanding. The ostrich is increasingly becoming such a textbook species, on the basis of the results obtained in Brian Bertram's study of vigilance and egg discrimination in this extraordinary bird. Here Bertram presents new... more...

  • Adaptation and Environmentby Robert N. Brandon

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    By focusing on the crucial role of environment in the process of adaptation, Robert Brandon clarifies definitions and principles so as to help make the argument of evolution by natural selection empirically testable. He proposes that natural selection is the process of differential reproduction resulting from differential adaptedness to a common selective... more...

  • On the Origin of Speciesby Charles Darwin

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    Published in 1859, The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin introduced the theory of natural selection to a newly-receptive public. As a young naturalist on the second voyage of HMS Beagle (1831-36), Darwin collected many plant and animal specimens, and it was his close examination of them that eventually led to his theories on evolution and natural... more...

  • On the Origin of Speciesby Charles Darwin

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 6.99

    Published in 1859, The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin introduced the theory of natural selection to a newly-receptive public. As a young naturalist on the second voyage of HMS Beagle (1831-36), Darwin collected many plant and animal specimens, and it was his close examination of them that eventually led to his theories on evolution and natural... more...

  • The Evolution of Individualityby Leo W. Buss

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Leo Buss expounds a general theory of development through a simple hierarchical extension of the synthetic theory of evolution. He perceives innovations in development to have evolved in ancestral organisms where the germ line was not closed to genetic variation arising during the course of ontogeny. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton... more...