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  • The New Taxonomyby Quentin D. Wheeler

    Taylor & Francis 2008; US$ 99.95

    Initiatives reinventing taxonomy for the Internet age are leading to a dramatic resurgence in this once declining discipline. This book contains chapter that allows the readers to witness the emergence of the science of cybertaxonomy, a convergence of descriptive taxonomy with information science and computer engineering. more...

  • Ornithology, Evolution, and Philosophyby Jurgen H. Haffer

    Springer 2007; US$ 89.99

    This book is the first detailed biography of Ernst Mayr. He was an ???architect??? of the Synthetic Theory of Evolution, and the greatest evolutionary biologist since Charles Darwin, influential historian and philosopher of biology, outstanding taxonomist and ornithologist, and naturalist. He is one of the most widely known biologists of the 20th century.... more...

  • Intelligent Thoughtby John Brockman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Mass Extinctionby Ashraf M.T. Elewa

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    The present book combines three main aspects: five major mass extinctions; contributions on some other minor extinctions; and more importantly contributions on the current mass extinction. All three aspects are introduced through interesting studies of mass extinctions in diverse organisms ranging from small invertebrates to mammals and take account... 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...

  • Evolutionby Peter J. Bowler

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 23.16

    Describes the development and impact of some of the most controversial of scientific theories. This book examines scholarship and trends within the study of evolution. more...

  • Adaptation and Natural Selectionby George Christopher Williams

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • Symbiotic Planetby Lynn Margulis

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 14.95

    Named ?best biology book of the year? by Library Journal, Symbiotic Planet describes how symbiosis is the key to understanding the origins of cells, the evolution of sex, the emergence of life on land, and even the physiology of our planet. more...