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  • The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossackby Ian Tattersall

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    In his new book The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack, human paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall argues that a long tradition of "human exceptionalism" in paleoanthropology has distorted the picture of human evolution. Drawing partly on his own career--from young scientist in awe of his elders to crotchety elder statesman--Tattersall offers an... more...

  • The Mysterious World of the Human Genomeby Frank Ryan

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    How could a relatively simple chemical code give rise to the complexity of a human being? How could our human genome have evolved? And how does it actually work? more...

  • The Mysterious World of the Human Genomeby Frank Ryan

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    How could a relatively simple chemical code give rise to the complexity of a human being? How could our human genome have evolved? And how does it actually work? more...

  • Approaches to Plant Evolutionary Ecologyby G.P. Cheplick

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 77.99

    Plant evolutionary ecology is a rapidly growing discipline which emphasizes that populations adapt and evolve not in isolation, but in relation to other species and abiotic environmental features such as climate. Although it departs from traditional evolutionary and ecological fields of study, the field is connected to branches of ecology, genetics,... more...

  • Originsby Joseph Seckbach

    Springer 2005; US$ 499.00

    In this volume 40 scientists review their studies in the fields of life from the beginning to the 'fact of life'. Reviews cover the standard and alternative scenarios of the genesis of life, while the chapters of 'the first cells' lead to the biodiversity and extremophiles of microbial life. more...

  • Darwinby Jonathan Howard

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99

    There is still scepticism about the value of Darwin's contribution to knowledge. In this analysis of Darwin's major insights and arguments, Jonathan Howard reasserts the importance of Darwin's work for the development of modern biology. more...

  • Knowledge Sharedby Edward T. Jackson; Yusuf Kassam

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 30.00

    This book presents leading-edge analysis on the theory and practice of participatory evaluation around the world. With its instructive case studies from Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, and St Vincent, the book is a guide to a community-based approach to evaluation that is at once a learning process, a means of... more...

  • The Biological Roots of Human Natureby Timothy H. Goldsmith

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 29.95

    This treatise explores the relevance of biological evolution to the study of behaviour. It argues that the study of human social behaviour must take into consideration the physiology, biochemistry and social mechanisms of behaviour, in addition to the evolution of behavioural traits. more...

  • Intelligent Thoughtby John Brockman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    Evolutionary science lies at the heart of a modern understanding of the natural world. Darwin?s theory has withstood 150 years of scientific scrutiny, and today it not only explains the origin and design of living things, but highlights the importance of a scientific understanding in our culture and in our lives. Recently the movement known as ?Intelligent... more...

  • Lifelinesby Steven Rose

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 44.99

    Preface. Credits. 1. Biology, Freedom, Determinism. 2. Observing and Intervening. 3. Knowing What We Know. 4. The Triumph of Reductionism?. 5. Genes and Organisms. 6. Lifelines. 7. Universal Darwinism?. 8. Beyond Ultra-Darwinism. 9. Origin Myths. 10. The Poverty of Reductionism. 11. Envoi: Making Biology Whole Again. Bibliography. Index more...