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- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00
It’s easy to stand in awe of a city’s impressive skyline, marveling at its buildings reaching for the clouds and its vast network of roadways and train lines crisscrossing in every direction. It can often seem like everything in a city is man-made, all concrete, steel, and glass. But even the asphalt jungle is not all asphalt—a... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 16.99
Almost 200 million human beings, mostly civilians, have died in wars over the last century, and there is no end of slaughter in sight. The Most Dangerous Animal asks what it is about human nature that makes it possible for human beings to regularly slaughter their own kind. It tells the story of why all human beings have the potential to be... more...
- Workman Publishing Company 2014; US$ 12.95
We all have our off days. Why should Evolution be any different? Maybe Evolution got carried away with an idea that was just a little too crazy?like having the Regal Horned Lizard defend itself by shooting three-foot streams of blood from its eyes . Or maybe Evolution ran out of steam (Memo to Evolution: The Irrawaddy Dolphin looks like a prototype... more...
- 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...
- Random House 2014; US$ 15.34
No one illuminates the wonderful workings of the natural world as perceptively and enjoyably as Stephen Jay Gould. In this volume of reflections on biology, history and culture, Gould addresses the burning issues of ecological crisis and contemporary species extinctions as well as giving us fascinating insights into evolution - such as the fact that... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
How biology, psychology, and history shape us as individuals We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History of the Human Race Christine Kenneally draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA tell us where... 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...
- 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...