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Evolution

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  • The Linkby Colin Tudge

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    The astonishing new discovery that could change everything . . . Lying inside a high-security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world's leading natural history museums, is the scientific find of a lifetime - a perfectly fossilized early primate, older than the previously most famous primate fossil, Lucy, by an astonishing forty-four million... more...

  • Here on Earthby Tim Flannery

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Everyone's invited Tim Flannery is here to offer us a change of perspective. And he is here to inspire us. He invites us to consider again our place on earth, what it really means to be alive. Here on Earth is a revolutionary dual biography of the planet and of our species. Flannery reimagines the history of earth, from its earliest origins... more...

  • The Reason Whyby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Does one planet really matter among the immensity of the Cosmos? John Gribbin is here to persuade us that it does. In this ground-breaking and provocative new book Gribbin argues that we owe our existence to the impact of a 'supercomet' with Venus 600 million years ago. But this is only part of the story, just one of the astronomical and geophysical... more...

  • Creatures of Accidentby Wallace Arthur

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 22.99

    The most important aspect of evolution, from a philosophical viewpoint, is the rise of complex, advanced creatures from simple, primitive ones. This "vertical" dimension of evolution has been downplayed in both the specialist and popular literature on evolution, in large part because it was in the past associated with unsavory political views. The... more...

  • The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selectionby Charles Darwin

    Penguin Books Ltd 1982; Not Available

    With his revolutionary work The Origin of Species Charles Darwin overthrew contemporary beliefs about Divine Providence and the beginnings of life on earth. Written for the general public of the 1850s, it is a rigorously documented but highly readable account of the scientific theory that now lies at the root of our present attitude to the universe.... more...

  • Evolutionby Carl Zimmer

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.12

    Carl Zimmer tells the story of the theory of evolution from Darwin's journey on the Beagle to the controversies of modern evolutionary theory, the understanding of the lethal resurgence of antibiotic resistant diseases and the wave of species extinctions that face us today. The result is a wonderfully accessible account of a remarkable scientific... more...

  • Life's Grandeurby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.93

    In his characteristically iconoclastic and original way, Stephen Jay Gould argues that progress and increasing complexity are not inevitable features of the evolution of life on Earth. Further, if we wish to see grandeur in life, we must discard our selfish and anthropocentric view of evolution and learn to see it as Darwin did, as the random but... more...

  • Why Geese Don't Get Obese (And We Do)by Eric P. Widmaier

    Henry Holt and Co. 1999; US$ 8.99

    What drives us to eat and accounts for different appetites?  Why is breathing at high altitudes easy for birds and difficult for humans?  Why do animals have two sets of sensory organs--eyes, ears, nostrils, etc...?   In Why Geese Don't Get Obese , physiologist Eric Widmaier describes the astonishing ways humans and other creatures have adapted... more...

  • Evolution and Beliefby Robert J. Asher

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 21.00

    Asher draws on his experiences as a paleontologist and a religious believer, arguing that science does not contradict religious belief. more...

  • The Big Questions: Evolutionby Francisco Ayala

    Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    Enlightening and mind-stretching answers to the 20 biggest questions of evolution and what they tell us about life on Earth. more...