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- 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...
- 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$ 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...