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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
After a career in the academy, Canadian-born Grant Allen struck out on his own to make his name as a writer. His early focus was on scientific topics, though he later expanded into fiction, as well. Allen was an early proponent of Darwin's theory of evolution and helped to popularize the idea through his writing. His biography Charles Darwin is... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 10.19
When Darwin announced his theory of evolution by natural selection, he did more than transform biology. Before his great work, humans were comfortably different from other life, a special creation. By showing how life on Earth evolved, Darwin told us that humans too are part of nature. His decisive experience - a five-year round-the-world voyage on... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...