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  • Evolutionary Biologyby T. Dobzhansky

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    1. Paleobiology of the Precambrian: The Age of Blue-Green Algae.- Morphology and Classification of Cyanophytes.- Assessment of the Cyanophytic Fossil Record.- Quantity of Fossil Evidence.- Quality and Geological Distribution of Fossil Evidence.- Conclusions.- Origin of Blue-Green Algae.- Mode of Origin.- Paleobiological Evidence.- Phylogeny of the... more...

  • Evolutionary Biologyby Theodosius Dobzhansky; Max K. Hecht; William C. Steere

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    1 On Some Fundamental Concepts of Darwinian Biology.- Vitalism, Mechanism, and Compositionism.- Adaptedness and Adaptation.- Adaptedness to Survive and to Reproduce.- Adaptability.- Evolutionary Plasticity.- The Problem of Quantification of Adaptedness.- Darwinian Fitness.- Varieties of Natural Selection.- Darwinian Fitness and Adaptedness.- Evolutionary... more...

  • Evolution by Means of Hybridizationby J.P. Lotsy

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    As aPreface is in reality a Postscriptum, the author may be permitted to open it by mentioning omissions. The chief sin of omission he committed, is evidently the insuffident justice he did to the writings of Anton Kerner von Marilaun, who was - he wants to state this explicitly - the first to recognize fully the significance of crossing as the underlying... more...

  • The Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematicsby Andrew Hamilton

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00 US$ 52.00

    The Evolution of Phylogenetic Systematics aims to make sense of the rise of phylogenetic systematics?its methods, its objects of study, and its theoretical foundations?with contributions from historians, philosophers, and biologists. This volume articulates an intellectual agenda for the study of systematics and taxonomy in a way that connects classification... more...

  • The Blind Watchmakerby Richard Dawkins

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. A brilliant and controversial book which demonstrates that evolution by natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind yet... more...

  • Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biologyby J. Todd Streelman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 165.00 US$ 143.00

    Providing outstanding breadth of coverage in evo-devo,  Advances in Evolutionary Developmental Biology  provides a comprehensive review of the milestones of research in evolution and development and outlines the exciting research agenda for the field going forward. Compiling the viewpoints of a diverse group of field experts, this timely text expands... more...

  • The Origin Of Humankindby Richard Leakey

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    A meticulously clear account of how early ape-men of the African savanna developed into fully human beings. Leakey has always been interested in far more than the mere physical features presented by fossils, and here he is particularly concerned with non-tangible human attributes, such as art, language and consciousness itself. Leakey's personal... more...

  • The Symbiotic Planetby Lynn Margulis

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    A distinguished microbiologist explains the importance of symbiosis - where different organisms contribute to each other's support - and how this is changing our view of life on Earth Lynn Margulis is an ardent supporter of the Gaia hypothesis: the idea that due to the finely balanced interdependence of all life forms, the planet functions as a... more...

  • Science Masters: Plan And Purpose In Natureby George C Williams

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    George C. Williams explains how evolution can produce remarkable adaptations in the natural world, and examines how the same process can also produce design flaws that can cause serious problems in living things - including in human beings. Plan and Purpose in Nature is a brilliant survey of Darwinian evolution in the natural world. It tells the... more...

  • How To Read Darwinby Mark Ridley

    Granta Publications 2013; Not Available

    'There is grandeur in thsi view of life' Charles DarwinCharles Darwin's permanent legacy are his broad, abstract theories of evolution and natural selection, theories which he tested against an astonishing array of natural-history evidence in his writing. Mark Ridley uses a question-and-answer approach to explain how Darwin carefully tackled problems,... more...