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  • The White River Badlandsby Rachel C. Benton; Jr. Dennis O. Terry; Emmett Evanoff; Hugh Gregory McDonald

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    The forbidding Big Badlands in Western South Dakota contain the richest fossil beds in the world. Even today these rocks continue to yield new specimens brought to light by snowmelt and rain washing away soft rock deposited on a floodplain long ago. The quality and quantity of the fossils are superb: most of the species to be found there are known... 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...

  • The Autobiography of Charles Darwinby Charles Darwin; Francis Darwin

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Charles Darwin is the English naturalist whose work laid the foundation for evolutionary biology and theory. Darwin wrote his autobiography under the title Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character in 1876. He wrote it for his family, but his son edited and published the autobiography five years after Darwin's death in 1882, removing... more...

  • Prebiotic Evolution and Astrobiologyby J. Tze-Fei Wong; Antonio Lazcano

    Landes Bioscience 2009; US$ 69.00

    With the accelerating pace of genomic analysis and space exploration, the field of prebiotic evolution and astrobiology is poised for a century of unprecedented advances ahead, and there is a need for textbooks for students. The authors of this book, aware of the difficulty of covering the multifaceted subject by any single author, have decided to... more...

  • Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thoughtby George Christopher Williams

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    Biological evolution is a fact--but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. In 1966, simple Darwinism, which holds that evolution functions primarily at the level of the individual organism, was threatened by opposing concepts such as group selection, a popular idea stating that evolution acts to select entire species... more...